Tag: retirement

Photo: Modern house with pool

Traditionally, the picture-perfect retirement included a paid-off house. But the Me Generation isn’t sticking to the script. Snapshots of three generations of U.S. households on the cusp of retirement – people born in the Depression, at the beginning of World War II, and after the war – show that more of the most recent generation,…

Photo: Swedish flag

Americans are known for being reluctant to spend their life savings after they retire. The burning question has always been why. New research comparing tight-fisted Americans with more free-spending Swedes found that U.S. retirees tend to hold on to their savings, because they face more risk of having to pay high out-of-pocket costs in t…