Tag: retirement

Clocks in sand

Penny DeFraties, a teacher, shared her reaction to a 2012 article that appeared on this blog: The day I hit my minimum retirement age, I’m gone. I look forward to traveling, gardening, spending time with my grandkids, and volunteering at church, the American Red Cross and USO. My first husband died of a heart attack…

confidence

Confidence can be dangerous. It has led investors into fraudulent deals and businessmen into over-borrowing. But new research finds one circumstance in which confidence may be beneficial: retirement planning. Saving and investing can be so overwhelming that workers, judging by the low balances in most 401(k)s, often avoid it. So Andrew Parker, a behavioral scientist…