On Retirement

July 2013


Ethical Lapses on Wall Street

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The second annual survey of Wall Street ethics (or the lack thereof) from the law firm Labaton Sucharow generated much interest but few surprises for me. Did you really believe Wall Street changed for the better since 2010 when the Dodd-Frank Act was passed by Congress?

If anything, the data is not ...

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Wall Street
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Seduced By Mykonos

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Mykonos is a place where you can sit with a coffee or drink and soak up the culture for hours. At least, that’s how Petra, a fellow traveler I recently met, describes the appeal of Mykonos.

Approaching the island from the sea, it’s every picture-postcard you’ve ever seen of a Greek island come to ...

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Greece

Coping With Changes Due to Aging

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When it comes to aging, life is not always considerate. In an ideal situation, daily undertakings should become easier as we grow more experienced and learn to deal with the unexpected. It just makes sense that we should get better at living the longer we are at it. But insidious changes to the ...

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aging

Timeless Moves for a Successful Retirement

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A comfortable retirement may seem harder to reach than ever before. But those with the right attitude will still make out OK. Here are a few ways to prepare for retirement that never go out of style:

Do what motivates you to save. Throughout your life you will be faced with many financial decisions:

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7 Super Foods for Summer

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In the summer we fire up the barbecue instead of the oven. We reach for cold drinks instead of hot ones. And a lot of us trade in those year-round fruits like apples and bananas for more succulent summer selections like strawberries, cantaloupe, peaches and watermelon. And, of course, there are the ...

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retirement
aging

Parkinson’s Law is Killing Your Returns

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Parkinson’s Law is thriving in the financial media. It holds that “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”

I find it ironic that Parkinson’s Law was initially set forth in a preeminent financial magazine, The Economist, in 1955. At that time, there were relatively few ...

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retirement
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