Retirement http://nhpr.org en A Look At Older Workers, Post-Recession http://nhpr.org/post/look-older-workers-post-recession <p>We continue our series with a look at older workers. Some found themselves suddenly out of a job due to recession. Now, half a decade later, we’re seeing how they’ve adjusted - and the many paths they’ve taken, by choice or necessity.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS: </u></strong></p><ul><li><strong>Kelly Clark – </strong>state director of AARP-New Hampshire</li><li><strong>Dennis Delay</strong> – economist for the NH Center for Public Policy Studies; also New Hampshire forecast manager for the New England Economic Partnership</li></ul><p><strong><u>CALLOUTS: </u></strong></p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 38726 at http://nhpr.org A Look At Older Workers, Post-Recession The 'Commander In Cheap' Shares His Penny Pinching Secrets http://nhpr.org/post/commander-cheap-shares-his-penny-pinching-secrets <p>Do you cut coupons or drive around looking for the gas station with the lowest price? If so, you might think of yourself as a skinflint…but you’ve probably got nothing on <strong>Jeff Yeager</strong>, who proudly claims the title “<a href="http://ultimatecheapskate.com/index.cgi" target="_blank">The Ultimate Cheapskate</a>.” Jeff doesn’t just stretch a dollar; he gets his cash to do calisthenics. &nbsp;He is the author of several books rife with miserly tips, including the <em>The Cheapskate Next Door</em>, <em>Don’t Throw That Away</em> and <em>How To Retire The Cheapskate Way</em>. Jeff is also featured in the AARP web video series, “The Cheap Life.”</p><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:21:37 +0000 Taylor Quimby 34762 at http://nhpr.org The 'Commander In Cheap' Shares His Penny Pinching Secrets Investing With A Conscience http://nhpr.org/post/investing-conscience <p>What's hiding in your IRA? If you’re part a mutual fund that includes weapons manufacturer Smith and Wesson, you’ve seen a handsome return on your investment over the last several months. But what if you’re a proponent of stricter gun control, or a straight out pacifist? Whether by blissful ignorance or stubborn prioritizing, an uneasy dissonance between morals and money is growing in America’s investment portfolios.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 14:41:41 +0000 Virginia Prescott 27979 at http://nhpr.org Investing With A Conscience Aging In Place http://nhpr.org/post/aging-place <p></p><p></p><p>According to a recent AARP survey, more than 95 percent of New Hampshire seniors want to remain in their own homes as they age - but that’s not always practical or affordable.<br><br>To address these concerns, two non-profits in the state are developing a novel approach to home-based eldercare that’s becoming popular around the country.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 20:58:41 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 27120 at http://nhpr.org Aging In Place Your (Virtual) Future Self Wants You To Save Up http://nhpr.org/post/your-virtual-future-self-wants-you-save A retirement crisis is looming. As people live longer, one study finds that half of all households are at risk of coming up short on retirement money. Wed, 11 Apr 2012 21:23:00 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 3083 at http://nhpr.org Your (Virtual) Future Self Wants You To Save Up Retirement Communities Find Niche With Gay Seniors http://nhpr.org/post/retirement-communities-find-niche-gay-seniors When Pat Matthews turned 65, her declining health led her in search of a place that could offer increasing levels of care as she grew older.<p>And Matthews had one other requirement: She wanted to bring Carol Bosworth, her partner of nearly 20 years. At the very first place they visited, that was a problem.<p>"They didn't say we couldn't come. But they said that we would be best off if we were sisters," Matthews says. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 13:43:00 +0000 Chris Lehman 1947 at http://nhpr.org Retirement Communities Find Niche With Gay Seniors What Retirement? Seniors Are Getting Back To Work http://nhpr.org/post/what-retirement-seniors-are-getting-back-work At 75, many people imagine they'll be retired and spending their time playing cards or on a golf course. But according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of working seniors is actually on the rise. In fact, it's more than doubled since 1990.<p>Ella Washington decided to go back to work at 83. Today, she's a receptionist in training at a senior living home outside Washington, D.C. She's hoping it will be a stepping stone to a real job, which she's been looking for since 2005.<p>"People say, 'Why do you want to go out and work?' But my question is: Why sit at home?" Washington says. Wed, 01 Feb 2012 20:19:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 1870 at http://nhpr.org What Retirement? Seniors Are Getting Back To Work