How America Is Kicking Its Oil Habit
The U.S. is producing the most oil in 31 years, growth is accelerating and crude prices are plunging. So why is Americans’ petroleum use waning?
Wave of Surveys Show Americans Unprepared For Retirement
A study asked participants a series of questions around how to best plan for and manage retirement. The results: 80 percent % received scores of 60 or lower; and only 20 % earned a passing grade.
Three Really Good Pieces
Good journalism not only educates and informs, it challenges the reader to rethink previously held beliefs.
As Population Ages, It’s Not Your Grandma’s ‘65 and Older’
Census data show big changes among the 65-and-older set in Internet usage, causes of death and a rise in the older dependency ratio.
World’s 30 Best Cities to Work and Live: PWC
PWC ranked 30 global cities on measures like ease of doing business, cost, economic clout, innovation, health and safety.
Why Are So Many Boomers Working Longer?
New research and old confirm that better educated workers are working into ages once considered “old.” But why? And are they crowding out younger workers?
American Volunteerism Hit Bottom in 2013
The number of Americans volunteering for nonprofits hit a new low in 2013, according to an analysis of federal statistics by The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Working With Widows
It shocked me to learn recently that widows are one of the fastest-growing segments of the U.S. population. The Census Bureau says they numbered almost 12 million in 2011, and their ranks are growing by nearly 1 million every year.
U.S. Payrolls Rise Less Than Forecast; Jobless Rate Falls
The unemployment rate unexpectedly declined to 6.6%.
Older Workers More Likely to Have Access to Retirement Plans
The workers most likely to be focused on saving for retirement probably have access to an employer-sponsored plan and are contributing to it, ICI says.