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16 recommandations for an Ageing Workforce [UK]

16 recommandations for an Ageing Workforce [UK]

People in Britain are living longer and as a result, many are working longer than ever before. Despite a number of policy drives aimed at delaying retirement, questions remain on how employers will adapt their policies to suit a more age-diverse workforce and how skills provision can deliver for an ageing population. Furthermore, the potential outcome of the UK’s decision[Read More…]

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5 Essential Facts From “Housing America’s Older Adults”

5 Essential Facts From “Housing America’s Older Adults”

AARP Foundation sponsored a just-released report by The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University called “Housing America’s Older Adults — Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population.” The report highlights the many challenges the nation faces in providing affordable and adequate housing to an aging demographic whose numbers are increasing year by year. Here are a few key[Read More…]

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The Impact of Changing Earnings Volatility on Retirement Wealth

Document sans titre Over the past several decades, the volatility of family income has increased markedly, and own earnings volatility has remained relatively flat. Volatility may affect retirement wealth, depending on whether volatility affects accrued pension contributions or withdrawals or earnings credited toward future Social Security benefits. This project assesses the effect of the volatility of individual and family earnings[Read More…]

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How to make European pensions adequate and sustainable ?

Document sans titre This report presents the results of collaborative research project named Adequacy and Sustainability of Old-Age Income in the EU (AIM). The project highlights the differences among EU member-states when it comes to saving for retirement. While in some countries the working age population is able to sustain their consumption on retirement, in others there is a significant[Read More…]

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Senior Housing Provider Ecumen’s Blog Looks at the Opportunities of Aging

Document sans titre http://www.ecumen.org – Aging services provider Ecumen, Minnesota’s largest non-profit senior housing company, has been changing the way Americans, especially those in the aging baby boomer population and long-term care professions, are looking at aging. Since its debut in March, Ecumen’s "Changing Aging" blog, billed as "A Place to Share & Discuss Ideas, News, Innovations & Opinions That[Read More…]

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Over 50s battening down the hatches and still saving into retirement – UK

Document sans titre More than eight out of ten (83%) people over 50 say they are still saving for their retirement, according to The Savings Outlook Report from Alliance & Leicester Savings Financial security in later life is a real priority for this group and 42% said they are making, or have made, sacrifices to help ensure they enjoy a[Read More…]

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Discover How Baby Boomers Can Make an Impact

Baby boomers are an interesting group. ; You are a baby boomer if you were born between the years of 1946 and 1964. ; What is one of the things that makes this group so interesting? ; Currently, the first baby boomers are at the traditional age of retirement. ; The later baby boomers, which I am a part of,[Read More…]

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The Changing Face of Retirement

As Boomers turn 60, they are satisfied with their lives and not willing to give up work completely. ; For them, 60 looks more like age 40 or 50 did to their parents. ; But, with less than $1 million invested for retirement, the majority believe they have enough to retire on comfortably. 98% are satisfied with life 20% plan[Read More…]

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Rethinking the Age Wave

Baby boomers, like most mature adults, defy attempts by marketers to label and put them in boxes. As a leading-edge baby boomer, I am quite different from the trailing-edge boomers who were born the year I graduated from high school. These kids were in kindergarten when I left for Viet Nam. As the business community discovers the maturing market, a[Read More…]

Asia Fund View : Many In HK Not Retirement-Ready, Says HSBC

Asia Fund View : Many In HK Not Retirement-Ready, Says HSBC

Many Hong Kong residents aren’t financially prepared for retirement but they should be, given the aging population and low birth rates, say executives at HSBC Holdings PLC. “People generally know there is a need to save more but there is a lack of understanding about actual financial needs,” said C.F. Choy, chief executive of HSBC Insurance (Asia-Pacific) Holdings Ltd. He estimates around[Read More…]