aging

A Retrospective on Aging: Looking back to 1995’s White House Conference on Aging

The “Contract with America” adopted by the Clinton Administration served as the centerpeice for the 1995 White House Conference on Aging, a convocation that adopted as its top resolution, ““Keeping Social Security Sound for Now and for the Future.” Next Avenue Contributor Bob Blancato, in…

Another Major Reason to Get Serious About Reforming Social Security

It’s called “the graying of America,” and it’s certainly no secret to most of us. As a population, we’re aging. Just five years ago, 14% of us were aged 65 and older, and that demographic segment is projected to reach nearly…

Working Past “Traditional” Retirement Ages: Not As Simple as You Might Think

The combination of inadequate savings and medical costs outpacing Social Security cost-of-living adjustments has made it more likely that folks in the future will extend their working lives much further than previous generations. In fact some studies have determined that…

Looking at Retirement as a “Life Segment”

Segmenting a lifetime into four primary phases (learning, growing, maturing, and exploring) can give one an entirely different view on what retirement is all about. Each of these four segments–about 8000 days in length–has a unique set of characteristics, as idenmtified…

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