The number one financial concern of baby boomers nearing retirement is not being able to maintain their current lifestyle throughout their golden years, reveals a new survey by one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organizations. The second biggest worry is not being able to stop work when they want to; and the third is not being in a position to financially support close relatives
When Janis Joplin got her own stamp, I began to question if there was intelligent life on this planet. Look, don’t get me wrong, I love Janis Joplin’s music.
With an aging Baby Boomer population and increasing numbers of childless and unmarried seniors, nearly one-quarter of Americans over age 65 are currently or at risk to become “elder orphans,” a vulnerable group requiring greater awareness and advocacy efforts, according to new research by a North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) geriatrician and palliative care physician. A release from LIJ notes that a case study and literature review by Maria Torroella Carney, MD, chief of geriatric and palliative medicine at the North Shore-LIJ Health System, zeroes in on staggering data on the prevalence and risks of a newly coined terminology of a vulnerable population, “elder orphans.” The research was completed in collaboration with colleagues from the health system and Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. The release quotes Dr.
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Childless Boomers at Risk of Becoming “Elder Orphans”
A survey done by Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the UK of nearly 7,000 people has revealed that 98 per cent want to be informed if researchers using their genetic data stumble upon indicators of a serious preventable or treatable disease. The study, which comes after the government’s announcement that Genomics England will sequence 100,000 genomes by 2017, begins an important and on-going conversation about how our genomic data is used. The study was published in April 2015 in the European Journal Human Genetics.
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A government rule on retirement savings may be tricking retirees into looking at their financial situations all wrong, says a financial advisor who specializes in retirement planning.
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