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Retirement should be a part-time job

Only 40 percent of those who retire find their quality of life improved. That’s because the majority of Americans, especially men, fail to understand that retirement can have a sudden and stressful impact on their lives and especially their marriage. Don’t let this happen to you.

Retirement should be a part-time job

Only 40 percent of those who retire find their quality of life improved. That’s because the majority of Americans, especially men, fail to understand that retirement can have a sudden and stressful impact on their lives and especially their marriage. Don’t let this happen to you.

How about trying to avoid living unhappily ever after?

Over the next decade roughly 75 million Americans will retire. While most of us are well aware of the need to plan, save and invest for that momentous moment, very few of us are actually prepared for the nonfinancial challenges of retirement itself.

How about trying to avoid living unhappily ever after?

Over the next decade roughly 75 million Americans will retire. While most of us are well aware of the need to plan, save and invest for that momentous moment, very few of us are actually prepared for the nonfinancial challenges of retirement itself.

Unhappily ever after

Over the next decade roughly 75 million Americans will retire. While most of us are well aware of the need to plan, save and invest for that momentous moment, very few of us are actually prepared for the nonfinancial challenges of retirement itself.

Potholes take center stage

Can you count the number of potholes you hit or narrowly avoid every day? Do they make your blood boil, teeth clench and trigger a choice euphemism or two during your commute? Unless the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) receives a $302 billion injection of funds this year, it could get a lot worse.

Potholes, bridges need our attention

Can you count the number of potholes you hit or narrowly avoid every day? Do they make your blood boil, teeth clench and trigger a choice euphemism or two during your commute? Unless the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) receives a $302 billion injection of funds this year, it could get a lot worse.

It’s not exactly such a wonderful life

“You, you said that they — What’d you say just a minute ago? They had to wait and save their money before they even thought of a decent home. Wait? Wait for what?! Until their children grow up and leave them? Until they’re so old and broken-down that — You know how long it takes a workin’ man to save $5,000? Just remember this, Mr. Potter, that this rabble you’re talking about, they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community. Well, is it too much to have them work and pay and live and die in a couple of decent rooms and a bath?”

George Bailey

Inequality in the housing market

“You, you said that they — What’d you say just a minute ago? They had to wait and save their money before they even thought of a decent home. Wait? Wait for what?! Until their children grow up and leave them? Until they’re so old and broken-down that — You know how long it takes a workin’ man to save $5,000? Just remember this, Mr. Potter, that this rabble you’re talking about, they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community. Well, is it too much to have them work and pay and live and die in a couple of decent rooms and a bath?”

George Bailey

Income inequality: Battle of the sexes

Income inequality between the sexes in this country has always been a problem, and it does not appear to be getting any better. Critics argue that much of the blame lies in the choices many women make in pursuing their education and career goals. I beg to differ.