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 : 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 : 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 : 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 primary focus of this book emphasize the concept of retirement education, beginning from the point of entering service (be it civil service, military, paramilitary and parastatal) to the point of leaving; and also provide a guide to avoiding unnecessary pitfall. A well planned retirement is an organizational stability factor. Especially when there exists a deliberate plan, well coordinated both at personal and organizational levels. On the personal level, the worker puts something down for the future irrespective of the size of the pay package and takes what he learns at training programs seriously. On the side of the organization, it makes certain contributions, along with learning programs to the staff. This book covers a wide range of related topics - from pre- retirement challenges and challenges after disengagement; in bid to providing constructive solutions to retirement problems and having extraordinary life in your golden years. It is also noted the great importance of understanding that the environment we create for money is largely what provides us with either wealth or poverty in future - whether as individual, community or country.
Description : This landmark study of the material well-being of older people in nine OECD countries -- Canada, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States -- shed light on the challenges coming with the retirement of the baby-boomers.
Description : “Imagine that you board an airliner and are told that you will be piloting the plane. Such is the plight of tens of millions of Americans, on whom have been foisted a jumble of 401(k), 403(b), and 457 defined contribution plans, and are as well qualified to manage their retirement portfolios as they are to pilot a jet from Los Angeles to Boston. Since things aren’t changing any time soon, you may very well need flying lessons, and pronto. Frank Armstrong’s The Retirement Challenge: Will You Sink or Swim? is just the ground school you need.” —William Bernstein, author of A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World and The Four Pillars of Investing: Lessons for Building a Winning Portfolio “Armstrong and Doss have written a simple and understandable guide through the maze that is our financial world. If your goal is to outperform the vast majority of investors on the road to retirement, The Retirement Challenge: Will You Sink or Swim? paves the way.” —TAYLOR LARIMORE, coauthor of The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing “This is a great handbook for those planning for retirement. Armstrong and Doss not only tell you the right way to build a plan, they also show you how to avoid purchasing products from the wolves of Wall Street that lead investors to be sheared like sheep.” —LARRY SWEDROE, author of The Only Guide to Alternative Investments You’ll Ever Needand Wise Investing Made Simple “In today’s investment markets, this is an invaluable book. If you care about the quality of the rest of your life, you owe it to yourself and your family to read The Retirement Challenge: Will You Sink or Swim?” —HAROLD EVENSKY, CFP®, AIF®, President, Evensky & Katz In 48 quick, practical lessons, Armstrong shows how to assess what you have and what you’ll need to build a simple, reliable retirement plan. Better yet, the book’s easy online calculators do all the math for you. Investing for retirement has never been so sensible and simple! Includes free access to comprehensive Web-based tools and resources at www.Sink-Swim.com: More than 75 easy-to-use online calculators and budget spreadsheets to help you get on track and stay on track Sample asset allocation plans you can adjust for any stage of your career and any portfolio Up-to-the-minute updates on pension law, regulation, enforcement, and estate planning Free Sink or Swim Newsletter, and much more
Description : Evidence from both local and national surveys suggests that substance misuse and abuse among older adults in the United States is a "hidden epidemic" that poses a major threat to the welfare and quality of life of older drinkers and their families, and has significant public health implications. Based on their findings from a 10-year, NIH-funded study of retirement, aging, and substance misuse, Peter Bamberger and Samuel Bacharach examine the complex web of factors contributing to the precipitation and exacerbation of substance problems among older adults. They discuss the individual and public health implications of such problems, as well as some of the evidence-based steps that may be taken to prevent their emergence and help those in need of assistance for policy-makers and health practitioners. This book provides a single-source review of the latest research assessing the magnitude and costs of older-adult substance abuse, as well as detailed analysis of the epidemiology of older-adult substance abuse. The authors provide an analysis of the efficacy of alternative prevention and treatment strategies, and present scientific evidence in a user-friendly format, highlighting extensive interview data to accompany their statistical results. The illustrations offered by these real life cases not only provide a sense of richness and understanding to a complex issue, but also offer a fitting reminder to the reader that this is an issue affecting people we know and families like our own.