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October 5, 2005 | By Lini S. Kadaba INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Liberation. Refinement. Or, perhaps, afterlife. Those are some alternatives to the word retirement posted on an Inquirer discussion board on the subject. Many age-conscious baby boomers don't like the R word, which, some argue, connotes disengagement from life. They prefer to call it the "next stage" or "second calling" or anything but "retirement. " So say experts. Some posts defended the word: "Retirement is my favorite word. I just wish it wasn't so far away.
NEWS
January 18, 1998
Like teenagers seeking concert tickets, about 50 senior citizens camped out last weekend waiting to buy lots in Middlesex County's newest "active adult community. " They were interested in the indoor and outdoor pools, golf course, 25 hobby clubs and 24-hour on-site nursing care. Do you or have you ever considered living in a adult-only retirement community? How did you make your decision? Send responses to Community Voices/Retirement at the address in the Where to Write box above.
NEWS
August 6, 2007 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
In his 23-year run as president of Philadelphia University, James P. Gallagher presided over nothing short of a transformation. Enrollment nearly doubled. So did the campus acreage. Applications grew fourfold. What was once a textile and science college became a university, with new academic programs. Up went several recreational and academic buildings, and a virtually nonexistent endowment reached nearly $30 million. So perhaps it's fitting that, in his final months, the 66-year-old native West Philadelphian - who recently emerged as one of the most highly compensated college presidents in the country - has decided to focus on the finer points of collegiate management.
NEWS
February 16, 1986
As a discussion leader of a retirement program for many years and as a retiree, I appreciated George Wilson's Feb. 7 column on retirement. It was well written, very interesting and its criticism of rigid planning very logical. A retiree's adjustment to freedom of time is accepted in different ways and therefore varies with the individual. Certainly the capability or desire to adjust to the change and to the enjoyment of the retiring years is stimulated by a retirement program and is flexible by a casual determination or a specific one as to the scheduling of events to come.
BUSINESS
January 5, 2007 | By Madhusmita Bora INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Vanguard Group, seeking more coordination among its retirement planning services, is consolidating much of that work under one umbrella. The Malvern mutual-fund giant announced yesterday that Ann Combs, a former assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Labor, would head its new Institutional Strategic Consulting Group. The team will bring together business units, including the company's retirement-research and plan-consulting groups, which shape the retirement agenda for Vanguard and its clients.
SPORTS
September 10, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Mark Messier will not report for a training-camp physical with New York Rangers veterans on Monday. He might, however, take the opportunity to announce his expected retirement. The 44-year-old legendary leader and six-time Stanley Cup champion has not commented publicly on his playing status in 2 months - since telling the New York Daily News he would consider offers from any of the NHL's 30 teams. It is expected he will have a role in the Rangers' organization, and that announcement could come as early as Monday.
BUSINESS
September 24, 2012 | By Reid Kanaley, Inquirer Columnist
Everybody should plan for retirement, but if you are working, there are good reasons not to actually retire if your health allows - at least not yet. About 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day, according to this post at bankrate.com, which lists seven "signs" that retirement might not be the best idea for each of them. In addition to financial reasons, the list includes warnings that you shouldn't retire just because of your age and certainly not if you don't know what you'll do with time on your hands.
NEWS
September 17, 1989 | By Richard V. Sabatini, Inquirer Staff Writer
Capt. Robert Deeds, head of the 15th Police District at Harbison Avenue and Levick Street since February, retired abruptly from the police force on Tuesday. Inspector William McDonough, commander of the Northeast Police Division and Deeds' immediate supervisor, said he had not expected Deeds' decision. "I was surprised. It's a shame to see someone go who knows his job," McDonough said. A replacement was to have been named Friday, when citywide command reassignments were to be announced.
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BUSINESS
May 17, 2016 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Staff Writer
According to my new robo-adviser, I can retire comfortably when I'm 80. I know this because nearly all of us here at the Inquirer were offered the chance to take a robo-adviser out for a spin through our workplace retirement plan with Vanguard, the indexing and mutual fund giant. Vanguard partnered with Financial Engines to crunch the numbers on our retirement projections - based on age, savings rate, and income - to forecast when we can retire. Financial Engines works with 401(k)
NEWS
May 16, 2016 | By Stephan Salisbury, Culture Writer
It's not every day that you lose your curator of just about everything except the kitchen sink (and maybe that, too). But, then again, Joseph Rishel is not actually leaving the Philadelphia Museum of Art. After 41/2 decades, much of it spent with the august title of Gisela and Dennis Alter senior curator of European painting before 1900, the John G. Johnson Collection, and the Rodin Museum, Rishel has retired. He's now simply emeritus curator of European painting - a curator who comes in at 10 in the morning, not 9, and doesn't wear a tie, he says.
BUSINESS
May 16, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
When it comes to money know-how, talking is key, particularly when senior citizens are considering reverse mortgages. "I would encourage you to go to a counseling agency with your children," said Patricia Hasson, 53, president and executive director of Clarifi, the financial counseling and education nonprofit now celebrating its 50th year. (People old enough to qualify for reverse mortgages might remember the nonprofit's legal name, the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Delaware Valley.)
BUSINESS
May 16, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, STAFF WRITER
Full disclosure: I'm a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Class of '82. On my desk at the Inquirer I have a Penn State coffee mug, a water bottle bearing the Nittany Lion logo, and a pen-and-pencil holder crocheted in blue and white with a "P" glued on the front. My school spirit waned when the Jerry Sandusky scandal came to light. It has slowly returned in recognition that a university is far more than the actions of a few. So when my editors asked me last month to write about the appeal of retiring in college towns from the perspective of residents at the Village at Penn State, I started planning which flavor ice cream I was going to order at Berkey Creamery once I got to State College.
NEWS
May 14, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, Columnist
Inbound traffic on Kelly Drive was backed up Thursday morning by an accident, and traffic up and down the Schuylkill river looked almost as heavy as crews from around the country got in a final practice before the nation's largest college regatta, the 78th Dad Vail Regatta, starts Friday morning. The last practice for Temple crew coach Gavin White finished just after 8 o'clock. He climbed out of his launch and leaned for a step on his cane and took 22 sure steps across a dock and then 10 more up a ramp.
NEWS
May 13, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
WITH A laid-back, droll style and an interest in art and music from another era, Morley Safer , 60 Minutes ' longest-serving correspondent, is a throwback to a time when those who reported TV news were neither partisan hacks or matinee idols. His contemporaries are mostly gone from the air or gone from the earth and now Safer, 84, will retire this week. After this Sunday's edition of 60 Minutes , CBS will air Morley Safer: A Reporter's Life . CBS said that Safer's first 60 Minutes story, about the training of U.S. Sky Marshals, appeared in 1970.
NEWS
May 9, 2016 | By Melanie Burney, Staff Writer
Fourth-grade teacher Liz Martino has spent nearly her entire life at Westfield Friends School - as a student, parent, and teacher. After more than five decades in the small Burlington County school in one capacity or another, Martino is leaving the classroom next month and retiring - almost. "I love my job. It's, like, awesome, really," she said during a break in her fourth-grade classroom - the same room in which she attended fourth grade. "This is where I've been my whole life, literally," Martino, 66, said last week.
NEWS
May 3, 2016
THE DAILY NEWS Pet of the Week is Dotty, a loving 9-year-old domestic short-hair cat at the Pennsylvania SPCA. Dotty is getting a bit tired of spending her golden years in a cage. She loves to be petted and to lounge around and would be content just snoozing in a window of her own every day. She has a disorder called FLUTD so she needs to eat a diet of mostly wet food and kept in a low stress environment. Dotty is already spayed and FIV/FELV negative. Give her a chance to love you and we guarantee you won't be disappointed.
BUSINESS
May 3, 2016 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer
The Pennsylvania School Employees' Retirement System has voided ballots in a special election for a seat on its controlling board, citing "minor irregularities. " Since PSERS is one of the biggest expenses that Pennsylvanians pay - it consumed $2.6 billion from state and local taxpayers last year, and expects to need $4 billion next year - it's comforting that the board's 15 members, who hire the hundreds of private investors paid to manage PSERS' $52 billion in assets, answer to the people.
BUSINESS
May 1, 2016 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Staff Writer
It's an age-old quandary: Keep working? Retire to baby-sit the grandkids? Take up a new career in retirement? These days, professional coaches are guiding baby boomers as they ponder their postretirement dreams and ambitions. Some people consult these coaches to find purpose through volunteering, hobbies, and second or third careers, just as they might consult financial advisers to take inventory of their 401(k) accounts. Others discover that they never wanted to stop working - or that can't afford to. Ambivalent about the whole idea?
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