Trump says Republicans who oppose emergency declaration are in ‘great jeopardy’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate opponents of President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border have moved very close to having enough votes to prevail, and one Republican suggested the president risks a rebuff by the GOP-led chamber if he doesn’t change course. Trump’s move would “turn a border crisis into a constitutional crisis,” veteran Sen. Lamar […]

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Retirement and the age gap dilemma

When my wife, Evelyne, and I got married 27 years ago, the absolute last thing on our minds was retirement. Fast forward 27 years, with me now 66 and Evelyne turning 56 in a few months, and retirement is fast becoming one of the first things on our minds. But there’s one problem: Some form of retirement seems likely to suit me […]

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Few companies offer this to workers, even though it’s good for business

Plenty has been written about American workers’ failure to plan adequately for retirement. Their employers seem to be doing an even worse job. Only 1 in 10 large employers offers a formal phased-retirement program that lets workers cut back their hours or responsibilities before they quit work entirely, according to the 2018 Longer Working Careers Survey by professional services consultant […]

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Are boomers passing the torch when they retire, or just dropping it?

A few weeks back, I wrote a blog post called “Retirement: Employers Just Don’t Get It” about surveys showing that employers are dismissing the dire financial circumstances of many older workers and the eagerness many older employees have to keep working. Now, another survey painfully demonstrates how poorly employers are doing responding to the boomer brain drain. The boomer brain drain is […]

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How this salary-negotiating mistake cost me $100,000

Back in 2009, I was in the midst of a major career change to real estate. In Southern California, real estate is a fast-paced lucrative field where I saw a lot of opportunity. Shortly after getting my license and starting my job search, I stumbled upon an opening for a real estate specialist in a local government office that immediately […]

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