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8 ways to fix the U.S. retirement crisis

8 ways to fix the U.S. retirement crisis | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
WHAT ARE THE CHANCES THESE SOLUTIONS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED?
There’s some evidence that some of these changes could begin to happen. “I do see a growing recognition from policymakers that we have this big demographic shift happening in our country, and that one of the key challenges is ensuring economic security for older people,” says Prindiville. The bill introduced by Klobuchar and Coons is one example; there’s also movement in states like California, where the governor recently committed to developing a new masterplan for aging for the state. “People are really starting to see it. And so that gives me hope that we can do something about it.”
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CAN it be fixed?

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Retirement Lessons Learned After Taking Early Retirement

Retirement Lessons Learned After Taking Early Retirement | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Jonathan Look took early retirement at 50 and has learned a lot about life and retirement since then. Here are the retirement lessons he wants to share.
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His first point hits home...  heads up for all...  

 

"We ain’t gettin’ out of this alive. With retirement, you have more time to do things you love, but the extra time is wasted unless you are using it productively and actually living your dreams. The road doesn’t go on forever." 

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10 Retirement Stats That Will Blow You Away

10 Retirement Stats That Will Blow You Away | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Think you're ready to retire? These statistics might change your mind.
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it may not be what you thought it may be!     - should retirees spend what they have earned and saved for - or live ultra conservatively so more money can be left to their children?

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Should you take Social Security early to avoid a likely massive Medicare premium increase in 2016?

Should you take Social Security early to avoid a likely massive Medicare premium increase in 2016? | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Medicare Part B premiums may rise by 50 percent or more in 2016. Is it worth trying to avoid?
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Self-made millionaire: Don't buy into the idea that '70 is the new retirement age'

Self-made millionaire: Don't buy into the idea that '70 is the new retirement age' | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
It's 'ridiculous' to think you should expect to retire at 70, says bestselling author David Bach.
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5 minutes to a personal midnight...  think about it...

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Good and Bad News About the Record Number of Senior Workers | Money Talks News

Good and Bad News About the Record Number of Senior Workers | Money Talks News | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
More Americans are now working at age 65 or older than we’ve seen in decades. Here’s what is driving this trend.
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have you adequately planned for retirement?  what age do you plan to retire?

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War veteran 'bored to death' by retirement starts first day at new job

War veteran 'bored to death' by retirement starts first day at new job | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
89-year-old Joe Bartley, bored by retirement, placed an advert seeking employment and has since landed a new job.
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WOW.... 89 and starting out - again.....

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