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Respecting employees can boost bottom line

Jul 2, 2012
Commentator Teresa Amabile says overbearing supervisors can sap worker creativity.
Posted In: Work, employees, employers, working conditions

What happens when people work from home

Jun 25, 2012
A new survey says people don't always work when they work from home. But people who work from home are actually more productive than the rest of us.
Posted In: Work

Retirement savings is gone. Now what?

Apr 27, 2012
Hi. I'm 53 years old and have had to go through the little bit of my retirement savings. Now, I have $5,000 to start something, as far as retirement goes. What should I do? I do not have anything through work. Actually, my workplace is on brink of closing right now. Lisa, Louisville, KY
Posted In: Roth-IRA, retirement savings, Work, Social Security

Retirement and working longer

Mar 28, 2012
"A steadily growing portion of the workforce will continue to work at least part-time well beyond the 'normal' retirement age of 65," says a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation.
Posted In: Retirement, Work, Jobs, Social Security, pensions, 401(k)

Thinking about an encore career

Mar 14, 2012
Currently, I am thinking about going back to school for a graduate degree to change my career entirely. It would be hard to do this while working full-time. I think that if I stick out this job for another 15 years, I should be OK to retire. (It's just me -- no husband or kids -- and I owe about $80,000 on my house.) I would LOVE to quit and go back to school (maybe with a loan?) for an "encore" career. It's amazing how much more expensive school is now. It's crazy. I know that I will be able to find a position once I have the degree. It may not be earning as much as I do now, but that's OK. Is this even something I should entertain? Jackie, Columbus, GA
Posted In: encore career, second career, Graduate school, Work, debt

Will older boomers find jobs?

Mar 14, 2012
The question is, will the jobs be there for aging boomers? Odds are, older employees will find work and entrepreneurship will flourish.
Posted In: Work, older workers, baby boomers, encore careers

A sliver of good news on retirement

Jan 5, 2012
It's underappreciated how well one large cohort of aging boomers should do financially during the traditional retirement years: the college-educated stalwarts of the feminist movement.
Posted In: Retirement, retirement savings, Work

Work ‘til you drop?

Dec 8, 2011
The catchphrase of the hour seems to be "Work 'til you drop." You know the refrain: Work is a social place. It provides a paycheck. An older worker with a job can delay drawing down savings and filing for Social Security. Yet working longer isn't for everyone -- far from it.
Posted In: Retirement, retirement savings, Work

Living in the fertile void

Dec 2, 2011
The movement toward second and third careers
Posted In: Retirement, Work, aging

So much for the golden years

Nov 17, 2011
Most Americans believe their retirement won’t come early or be particularly comfortable.
Posted In: Retirement, Work, retirement savings

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