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Of Tooth Fairies, Maritime Treasure & the End of Money: What We’re Reading

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Every day the editors and reporters of LifeHealthPro share stories from around the web that they’re reading. You can keep up with what we’re reading on our Editor Picks page or by subscribing to our daily newsletter, where our daily picks are also featured.

Below is a list of our favorite stories from the past week. We hope you enjoy them. If you have any stories you’d like to share, please list them in the comments section below, and we’ll share your picks with other readers through LifeHealthPro’s Twitter page.


New Evidence That Retirement is a Thing of the Past (Forbes)

A new study conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of the jobs site reinforces a trend that has been building over the past several years: retirement no longer starts at age 65. Read more


Financial Health Straining Physical Well-Being (Human Resource Executive Online)

A recent study lists money worries as the No. 1 source of stress among employees and shows significant differences in company healthcare savings between employees considered heavy users of financial education and those considered light- or non-users. Read more


Finding Treasures Among Insurer’s Wreckage (Wall Street Journal)

The liquidation of one of the world’s top marine insurers has launched an auction filled with priceless national treasures. Read more


Aging of Eyes is Blamed for Range of Health Woes (New York Times)

Could our eyes be responsible for memory loss, slower reaction time, insomnia and other common health issues that come with age? A new study suggests so. Read more


The End of Wall Street as They Knew It (New York Magazine)

Among the many dislocations Wall Street has suffered since 2008, none may have been more destabilizing to employees than Morgan Stanley’s announcement in January that it would cap cash bonuses at $125,000. Read more


How Buying Health Insurance is Changing (BenefitsPro)

Whichever way the political winds blow, the employer sponsored health plan is going the way of the employer paid pension plan, and will be virtually nonexistent after the year 2014. Read more


The End of Money (Slate)

A new book asks: Why do we need cash at all? Read more


The Tooth Fairy is Tracking the Recession (The Atlantic Wire)

According to the Original Tooth Fairy Poll, run by the Delta Dental Plans Association, the fetching price of a child’s tooth fell by 42 cents, to $2.10 from $2.52, between 2010 and 2011. Read more


Health Care History: How the Patchwork Coverage Came To Be (L.A. Times)

A shipyard’s need for healthy workers, World War II wage freezes and attempts by the government to expand healthcare coverage led to our unique patchwork of coverage. Read more


Breaking Ranks: Former Broker Turns Bomb Thrower (AdvisorOne)

Joshua Brown is a reformed broker and thinks you should be one too­ — or else. Read more

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