Description : We all hope to enjoy our retirement at the end of our working lives, but for many the adjustment can be more challenging than we expected. Rather than a time of slowing down, retirement can be an opportunity to enjoy life and have some fun. It is a time for letting go of old habits, experimenting with relationships and enjoying the wisdom gathered over a life lived. With thirty years of experience as a psychotherapist, Trish Murphy understands the challenges of entering this next phase of life. Focusing on the psychological aspects of leaving the world of work, The Challenge of Retirement addresses such issues as: Wellness and happinessMental healthManaging relationshipsSexuality and sex after 60Self-careIntergenerational livingDeveloping later-life spiritualityAcceptance and having fun In addition, each chapter is filled with wisdom and advice from people in the early, middle and later stages of retirement. As we are all living longer, the messy business of life goes on – as does the need to develop skills and approaches to meet new and difficult challenges. The Challenge of Retirement pulls together the knowledge Trish has learned from her years as a psychotherapist, trainer, facilitator and mediator to help you make retirement the best years of your life. The Challenge of Retirement is aimed at all those who are facing into this new phase of their lives or who have found themselves negotiating the issues that retirement brings with it.
Description : Population ageing is among the most important developments of our time. This book explores the profound challenges faced by an aging world. Leading experts from diverse disciplines describe the fundamental impact demographic aging has on pension systems, on the concepts of retirement and old age, and on the balance of generational justice.
Description : Pension reform is high on the policy agenda of many advanced and emerging market economies. In advanced economies the challenge is generally to contain future increases in public pension spending as the population ages. In emerging market economies, the challenges are often different. Where pension coverage is extensive, the issues are similar to those in advanced economies. Where pension coverage is low, the key challenge will be to expand coverage in a fiscally sustainable manner. This volume examines the outlook for public pension spending over the coming decades and the options for reform in 52 advanced and emerging market economies.
Description : Presents a guide to financial planning for retirement, providing forty eight lessons which discuss such topics as investments, pensions, retirement benefits, IRAs, jobs, and calculating how much income is needed to retire.
Description : As the life expectancy of Americans continues to increase, the risk that retirees will outlive their assets is a growing challenge. Today, couples both aged 62 have a 47 % chance that at least one of them will live to their 90th birthday. In addition to the risk of outliving ones' assets, the sharp declines in financial markets and home equity during the last few years and the continued increase in health care costs have intensified workers' concerns about having enough savings and how to best manage those savings in retirement. This report examines: (1) options retirees have for drawing on financial assets to replace pre-retirement income and options retirees choose; and (2) how pensions, annuities and other retirement savings vehicles are regulated. Illustrations.
Description : The individual account-based but unfunded approach to mandated public pension systems is a reform benchmark for all pension schemes, promising fair and financially sustainable benefits. Nonfinancial defined contribution (NDC) pension schemes originated in Italy and Sweden in the 1990s, were then adopted by Latvia, Norway, and Poland, envisaged but not implemented in various other countries, such as Egypt and Russia, and remain under discussion in many nations around the world, such as China and France. In its complete form, the approach also comprises budget-financed basic income provisions and mandated or voluntary funded provisions. Volume 1 of this book offers an assessment of countries that were early adopters before addressing key aspects of policy implementation and design review, including how best to combine basic income provisions with an NDC scheme, how to deal with heterogeneity in longevity, and how to adjust NDC scheme design and labor market policies to deliver on reform expectations. Volume 2 addresses a second set of issues, including the gender pension gap and what family policies can do about it within the NDC framework, labor market issues and administrative challenges of NDC schemes and how countries are coping, the role of communication in these pension schemes, the complexity of cross-border pension taxation, and much more. Progress and Challenges of Nonfinancial Defined Contribution Pension Schemes is the third in a series of books analyzing the progress, challenges, and adjustment options of this reform revolution for mandated public pension systems. 'Pension reform is a major issue in many countries. The development of the nonfinancial defined contribution pension plan in the 90's was a major advance in pension design. By reporting actual country experiences and exploring properties of plan designs, this latest collection of essays is a valuable contribution, well worth reading.' Peter Diamond Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; 2010 winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences 'A highly stimulating publication for policy makers and researchers alike. It pushes the analytical frontier for policy challenges that all public pension schemes are confronted with but that the nonfinancial defined contribution approach promises to handle best.' Noriyuki Takayama President, Research Institute for Policies on Pension and Aging, Tokyo, and professor emeritus, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo 'In a changing world where pensions are more than ever linked to labor markets, communication tools, and flexibility considerations, this anthology provides a unique up-to-date analysis of nonfinancial defined contribution pension schemes. By mixing international experiences and theoretical studies, it demonstrates the high adaptability of such pension schemes to changing social challenges.' Pierre Devolder Professor of Finance and Actuarial Sciences, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium