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April 5, 2018

Older Workers Watch Your Head – Breaking Through the Gray Ceiling

By Susan Williams The other day the Washington Post published an article on some of the challenges that older workers may experience if they were planning on working in retirement. In their post they cited a term that I hadn’t heard of before – “the gray ceiling“. I’m very familiar with the term glass ceiling – specifically as it relates to women and their career advancement but the term gray ceiling was new for me. As much as we don’t like to admit it, ageism exists in the workplace. This situation has begun to improve slightly given the supply and demand situation for skilled […]
February 21, 2018

Do You Have Any Outdated Principles on Your Belief Window About Retirement?

By Joe Casey They say when the student is ready, the teacher appears. But sometimes the teacher shows up early and plants a seed. Twenty-five years ago, I was introduced to a concept that I wasn’t ready to grasp. I was in my mid-thirties, a mid-level HR manager on the way up, with two kids and a long To Do list. Big plans. Busy schedule. Many irons in the fire. Getting lots of things done. A whirling dervish. You know the type. Are You Open to a New Idea? One day, my manager and her manager asked if I’d meet […]
February 16, 2018

Is This Worry on Your Radar?

By Joe Casey While I tend to focus on the optimistic aspects of retirement, there are many legitimate areas of concern. Will I outlive my money? What will my health be? What about health care? How about long-term care? But there’s another big concern that I was unaware of. Liberty. Good Intentions Exploited Guardianship is intended to protect people who are assessed as incapable of making decisions in their own best interest. Despite this worthy intention, the laws are currently fraught with loopholes that can be exploited, leading to fraud and elder abuse. In this compelling piece in The New […]

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