Your LifeAfter reviewing employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the blog 24/7 Wall St. pinpointed the six cities or regions with the highest unemployment rates for Americans 65+, and five out of the six are places where general unemployment is actually below the national average.
Bulletin Today | News RoundupsA recent survey, conducted by Bankers Life and Casualty Company, found 82 percent of middle-income Americans on Medicare say they’re ‘extremely’ or ‘very’ satisfied with access t0 and quality of health care. Only 2 percent said they were ‘not satisfied’ with Medicare access and quality.
The Takeaway: Active Retirees Drawn To College Towns; America’s Healthiest (And Unhealthiest) States
Bulletin Today | News RoundupsThe college campuses and towns of the not-so-distant future are likely to be filled with more seniors than ever before—and we’re not talking about upperclassmen. And the United Health Foundation has just released its 2011 rankings of America’s healthiest and unhealthiest states.
Bulletin Today | News RoundupsBoomer retirees, either battered by a bad economy or just harboring a greater desire than their predecessors to age in place, are staying put and planning to work longer. Net migration to a group of counties across the country that are primarily retirement magnets falling 70 percent last year.
Your LifeWe all do it – wait until the final possible moment to find the perfect gifts for our friends and family. This article from Fox Business online highlights gift ideas for the retirees (or “semi- or soon-to-be retirees”) in your life. I may take some of this advice, because I always find the hardest people to buy gifts for are my retired grandparents! The gift ideas in the article are separated by the type of person your retiree is – …
WorkA release from the Employee Benefits Research Institute today reports that paid sick leave was available to approximately two-thirds of Americans in March 2009. Specifically, 77 percent of full-time workers had access to paid sick leave, compared with 28 percent of part-time workers, and 90 percent of state and local government employees had access to paid sick leave. According to the Department of Labor’s Web site, “Generally, federal labor laws do not require employers to provide sick leave or pay …