Monthly Archives: November 2011
A variety of scientific studies demonstrate the powerful benefits of exercise on our bodies and brains, particularly as we age. The studies were reported in the January 25th, 2010 edition of the Archives of Internal Medicine. Here is a brief … Continue reading
So I’m in line at the bank one day, and I overhear a conversation between a banker and a customer about getting free online access to the customer’s bank account. The customer didn’t have a computer at home but did … Continue reading
Experiencing a major market decline right before you plan to retire can be a disaster and may result in a delayed retirement. But there are some simple steps you can take to protect your retirement date from a market meltdown.
Dr. Walter Bortz, an octogenarian marathon runner and Stanford professor, says it best: “It’s not how old you are. It’s how you are old.” Dr. Bortz has long spoken out against what he calls disuse syndrome, which are problems that … Continue reading
Location, location, location. That’s the mantra for real estate investing. But location also matters when it comes to asset allocation, how you divide up your investments between stocks and bonds (including mutual funds). A common question we all face: what … Continue reading
Conscientious people earn more and save more for retirement. Are you a conscientious person?? Video: Conscientious People Earn More and Save More for Retirement | Retirement Research Center | University of Michigan.
Why do you suppose older athletes like Brett Favre, Michael Jordan, Tom Watson, etc. keep playing? For the money? Maybe; more likely–for the satisfaction from their work. How will you define your great retirement?
There are a couple easy rules to understand about when to retire from wage-earning work. The earlier you retire from work (the younger the age), the more money you must have saved up by that point in time. The longer … Continue reading
Dr. Robert Butler, who passed away in 2010, was the head of the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health and founder of the International Longevity Center (it’s worth a trip to surf over to http://www.ilcusa.org). In … Continue reading
Only death and taxes were inevitable. Thanks to longer lifespans, we can now add chronic disease. But take heart, there’s at least one solution to chronic disease: physical activity.