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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
January 22, 2011 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last week, as senior forensic investigator Gene Suplee cleaned out his desk in preparation for retirement, he came across a silver earring shaped like a tennis racket. The earring belonged to a woman, believed to have been about 22, whose body was found in a shallow pool of water off Kelly Drive on a hot day in July 1982. Suplee, then a medical examiner's investigator, released information about her to the public, and her DNA and fingerprints were reviewed. But her name remains a mystery, and investigators have not determined how she died.
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.
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NEWS
October 21, 2014 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former Philadelphia police detective who helped reunite missing children with their parents died Saturday of wounds received during an assault at her home in Suffolk, Va. Virginia Hill, 69, who spent 24 years on the force, was found with severe injuries about 5:30 a.m. and died later at a local hospital, authorities said. No other details were provided Monday by the Suffolk City Police Department. Hill joined the police in 1978 and began working in the department's Juvenile Aid Division by 1981.
NEWS
October 17, 2014
IN TAKING THE pulse of how people feel about retirement, a Wells Fargo/Gallup survey of investors found that nearly half fear they will outlive their savings. This certainly was the sentiment of many readers who participated in one of my recent online discussions. "Quite frankly, I am afraid to retire," one woman wrote. "My running default answer to when will I retire is,'I will work until I am unable.' I am 53. I've been divorced since 2004. My kids are adults. My parents are still around.
NEWS
October 14, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lawrence F. Brennan, 82, of Lindenwold, a former postal clerk in Cherry Hill, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at home. Born in Mahanoy City in Schuylkill County, Mr. Brennan graduated from what is now Mahanoy Area High School in 1950 and served as a Navy gunner's mate from 1950 to 1954, part of that time in combat on a destroyer escort off Korea. He wasn't under fire, "but he did a lot of shooting," a son, Patrick, said. Mr. Brennan began his career with the post office in the late 1950s as a mail sorter in the Philadelphia headquarters, moved to the Cherry Hill office when it opened, and retired in the late 1980s from the Postal Service.
NEWS
October 10, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Msgr. Robert McDermott grew up on the 2900 block of Carman Street in the thriving East Camden of the 1940s and '50s, when family, faith, and community were a seamless whole. So when "Father Bob" returned to East Camden as pastor of St. Joseph's Pro-Cathedral Parish in 1985, he brought along the lessons he learned on Carman Street, where people kept tabs on each other's kids and nearby Dudley Grange Park was for athletes, not drug dealers. In 1985, "the conditions of life were terrible" for many East Camden families, says McDermott, 73, who retired last week.
NEWS
October 10, 2014
RETIREMENT is something I've increasingly been thinking about. My husband and I have set a goal of retiring once our youngest child finishes college in about eight years. We've talked about whether we might move. We know we eventually want to live close to our children when they start to have their own families. We both want to do full-time ministry work helping people with their financial problems. If you're married, I believe you should adopt the "two 'yesses' and one 'no' rule," which means you both have to agree to whatever major decisions you make, from buying a dining-room table to your retirement choices.
SPORTS
September 24, 2014
HANOVER, Pa. - Two-time harness racing Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous has been retired, trainer Tony Alagna said Monday. A 4-year-old, Captaintreacherous finishes his career with 23 wins in 33 races and $3.14 million in purses. His earnings rank No. 12 among all pacers in history. This season, Captaintreacherous won two of seven starts. He was scratched from the Canadian Pacing Derby in August. "Captain just hasn't been himself for the last several weeks," Alagna said.
BUSINESS
September 24, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Charles I. Plosser, president and chief executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia since 2006, announced that he will retire on March 1. "For more than eight years, I have had the honor to work alongside many talented colleagues here at our bank and throughout the Federal Reserve System during an extraordinary period in this nation's economic history," Plosser said in a statement. "After more than three decades of economic research and teaching, this has been a unique opportunity and privilege to serve the nation," he said.
BUSINESS
September 22, 2014 | By Reid Kanaley, Inquirer Columnist
Financial independence can mean being able to live on your own, feeling free to retire, or feeling free to work at something you enjoy without worrying about the size of your paycheck. J.D. Roth , founder of the Get Rich Slowly website, says in this post that he has boiled the subject down to a "one-page guide to financial independence" in the retirement sense. What does he suggest? A rather ambitious program to save money, and not just 10 percent or 20 percent of your income. "Your goal should be to save at least 50 percent of your income - and 70 percent is better," Roth says.
SPORTS
September 19, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
IT HAS been a legendary era. But at the end of this season, his 23rd at Penn and 33rd overall, Al Bagnoli will call it a career. Few coaches have accomplished more, in any sport. Understandably, the story line will center on him. Still, the last thing he wants is for that to be a singular theme. "Honestly, if it wasn't brought up all the time by you guys, I wouldn't give it two thoughts," said Bagnoli, whose team finally gets to play its opener Saturday afternoon at Jacksonville.
NEWS
September 17, 2014 | Michelle Singletary, Washington Post Writers Group
WHEN PEOPLE talk about retirement, it's often in the context of how much money they have to save for their senior years. People know or have heard enough that they need to factor into their retirement plan their cash savings, investment account holdings, Social Security and, if fortunate, any pension benefit. But what's often not emphasized enough is the importance of your family balance sheet. I thought about this as I read a new report from the Government Accountability Office about the increase in the number of older Americans who drag student-loan debt into their senior years.
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