The Best Life

November 2010


Retirement Advice for Middle-Income Preretirees

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Middle-class folks who are getting ready for retirement will likely need to accept longer careers to improve the quality of their lives in retirement, according to a series of advisory profiles of representative middle-income preretirees prepared by the Society of Actuaries (SOA). Middle-income ...

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retirement

Why Washington Must Be Put on a Tough Allowance

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Response to last week's draft report from the co-chairs of the Obama deficit reduction commission is very disappointing. In a giant game of chicken, everyone agrees that deficits must be cut but no one wants to go on the cutting board themselves. Increasingly, I am convinced, Washington should be ...

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Obama, Barack
deficit and national debt
federal budget
retirement
defense spending
Obama administration

Alzheimer's Research Efforts Need Volunteers

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If there is any good news about Alzheimer's, it's that the growing awareness of this unforgiving disease is moving it onto center stage as a major global health concern. With aging populations surging in most countries, the numbers for projected victims of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia ...

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retirement

10 Must-Have iPad Apps for Seniors

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The Apple iPad can be a wonderful way to connect older users to the digital world. Without more devices like the iPad, the nation's fastest-growing demographic group—people over 65 and over 85—will not participate as online devices become society's dominant means of communicating.

As with Apple's ...

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retirement

How to Find Your Best Place to Retire

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Figuring out the best place to live in retirement is easy. Tell me if my kids are going to get married, when that will happen, where they will live, whether they will have children, and if we'll be getting along well with them when this miraculous astral alignment occurs. Then I can tell you where ...

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taxes
retirement

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