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April 24, 2018

Who’s Your Retirement Role Model?

by Joe Casey Retirement today is drastically different than it was in earlier generations. You know the drill. Pensions are a relic of the distant past, for most of us. We’ve heard about them and there’s probably a compelling museum exhibit somewhere on them –  but they are not part of our reality. Longer Lives, Longer Retirements There’s also greater longevity. This one cuts both ways. Saving for retirement today requires investing more – and earlier – to fund what is likely to be a far longer time in retirement. But it’s also a great potential opportunity. Rather than retreating […]
April 23, 2018

Millennials & Baby Boomers. Can We Talk (about Retirement)?

By Joe Casey There’s a lot of ongoing chatter about Millennials & Baby Boomers. A Knowledge@Wharton article last week posed the question Can Baby Boomers Succeed in a Millennial World? It noted that next year Millennials will become a larger share of the US population than the Boomers. It also pointed out that in today’s workplace there are many unhealthy stereotypes about each generation. Another recent article noted that there is “Millennial fatigue” and highlighted that the cohort is more diverse than is often thought. I’m skeptical about sweeping characterizations about generational cohorts. My education tells me that there are common experiences and […]
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 […]

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