A holiday reading list for the retiree on your list


Now that the baby boomer age wave is crashing ashore, Americans are retiring by the boatload. About 10,000 of us will turn 65 every day for the next 17 years, the Pew Research Center tells us. If someone on your gift list is hitting the beach this holiday season, a little guidance is in order […]

New technology lets aging drivers keep the keys longer


When automakers add safety technology to their cars, they don’t go out of their way to advertise the new features to older drivers – that would be self-defeating. “The car remains a symbol of youthfulness, independence and freedom,” says Joseph F. Coughlin, director of the AgeLab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which studies and develops […]

Social media usage soars among the 50+ crowd

Christine Jensen

Christine Jensen has two adult daughters in their thirties, and they like to tease their mother about the amount of time she spends on Facebook. “The aren’t on it nearly as as much as I am,” says Jensen, 58. She joined Facebook about three years ago to stay in touch with her very large extended […]

Five questions for Bart Astor on retirement roadmaps


Bart Astor is a recognized expert in life’s transitions and eldercare. His new book, AARP Roadmap for the Rest of Your Life: Smart Choices about Money, Health, Work, Lifestyle, and Pursuing Your Dreams, was released in May. He recently agreed to answer a few questions about the key themes of the book for RetirementRevised.com’s readers. […]

These women will try retirement ‘Golden Girls’ style

Left to right: Louise Machinist (with Kali the cat), Jean McQuillin and Karen Bush.

The big four-story house in suburban Pittsburgh might remind you of the set of “The Golden Girls.” But unlike the hit TV sitcom of the late 1980s and early ’90s, the three women who live there are not in it for the laugh track. Karen Bush, Louise Machinist and Jean McQuillin bought the Mount Lebanon, […]

Divorced? It pays to know Social Security’s spousal benefit rules

Robin Brewton, who advises clients on Social Security benefit strategies, has boosted retirees’ financial security with a single question: Are you divorced? It is a little-known fact: If you’re divorced, it’s possible to claim Social Security spousal and survivor benefits from your ex. It is a strategy that can dramatically boost your benefits – and […]

Money Magazine features RetirementRevised in 100 Smartest Money Moves list

Money Magazine featured RetirementRevised.com in its  annual feature, 100 Best Money Moves You Can Make, published in the magazine’s new May, 2010 edition. Money’s annual guide features the best stocks and funds, credit cards, career moves and retirement strategies. The magazine’s editors wrote that RetirementRevised.com “offers everything from health care news to Social Security guidance […]