New Medicare cards a lone bright spot in identity-theft battle

Older Americans are especially vulnerable to scams and identity theft, and Medicare is doing something about it. Seniors will start receiving new identification cards next year as part of an effort to protect them from the rising risk of fraud. But that is the only good news surrounding a sweeping federal initiative to bolster fraud […]

Older and jobless: the recovery’s forgotten story

Six years after the Great Recession ended, jobless older workers are the forgotten story of the economic recovery. U.S. employers are creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs every month, but millions of older workers who want a job cannot find work. The economic data documenting the problem is clear. So is one of the […]

The future of caregiving: High demand, scarce workers

If you are hovering around retirement age today, you will be closing in on your eighties in the year 2030. With any luck, you will be healthy and mobile – but imagine for a moment that you are not. Let’s say a debilitating illness requires that you receive care in a nursing home. It is […]

How to live forever: Marc Freedman at TedX San Francisco

Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Encore.org, recently delivered a TEDx Talk titled “How to Live Forever,” in which he discusses the intersection of longevity, youth, purpose and happiness, and the role older people can play in nurturing the next generation. Freedman is working on a new book carrying the same title, which will be […]

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Five ways to get the most from Medicare

Looking for ways to save money in retirement? Start with healthcare. A healthy 65-year-old couple retiring this year can expect to spend $322,000 (today's dollars) on Medicare premiums ... [Continue Reading]

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How to live forever: Marc Freedman at TedX San Francisco

Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Encore.org, recently delivered a TEDx Talk titled “How to Live Forever,” in which he discusses the intersection of longevity, youth, purpose and happiness, and the role older people can play in nurturing the next generation. Freedman is working on a new book carrying the same title, which will be […]

New Medicare cards a lone bright spot in identity-theft battle

Older Americans are especially vulnerable to scams and identity theft, and Medicare is doing something about it. Seniors will start receiving new identification cards next year as part of an effort to protect them from the rising risk of fraud. But that is the only good news surrounding a sweeping federal initiative to bolster fraud […]

The future of caregiving: High demand, scarce workers

If you are hovering around retirement age today, you will be closing in on your eighties in the year 2030. With any luck, you will be healthy and mobile – but imagine for a moment that you are not. Let’s say a debilitating illness requires that you receive care in a nursing home. It is […]