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Young American adults, Millennials, are forging their own optimistic way into adulthood through a detachment to politics and religion, distrust of others, and low levels of financial literacy. (Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Study: Millennials Forging Optimistic Future Despite Failing Financial Behavior

Young American adults, Millennials, are forging their own optimistic way into adulthood through a detachment to politics and religion, distrust of others, and low levels of financial literacy.

03/10/2014

Book: Share Of US Workers 55 And Older Expected To Continue Growing

Tom Edwards grew up in a family that’s been cutting trees and hauling timber in the Pacific Northwest for more than a century. The Spanaway, Wash., resident says he has worked as a logger since he was a kid — it’s just what an able-bodied youngster was expected to do.

01/03/2014

Across the U.S., such concerns are common among blue-collar baby boomers — the 78 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964. Many have jobs that provide paltry pensions or none at all, as many companies have been moving toward less generous retirement packages in the past decade.  (Photo credit should read JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Retirement Unlikely For Many Blue-Collar Americans

Tom Edwards grew up in a family that’s been cutting trees and hauling timber in the Pacific Northwest for more than a century. The Spanaway, Wash., resident says he has worked as a logger since he was a kid — it’s just what an able-bodied youngster was expected to do.

12/31/2013

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Slopes’ Changing Demographics: More Senior Skiers

If you’ve walked into a ski lodge the past few years, likely as not you’ve seen tables filled with gray-haired skiers wearing sweaters so old they’re back in style.

11/19/2013

File photo of Rep. Paul Ryan. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Ryan Strikes Collaborative Tone In Opening Talks

To hear Rep. Paul Ryan tell it, a bipartisan group of congressional negotiators has the chance to take the first steps toward fixing a serious problem: a debt-ridden federal government facing an onslaught of retiring baby boomers draining entitlement programs.

10/31/2013

The cost of care for Americans living with dementia reaches nearly $215 billion annually. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

Study: Dementia Care Costs US Nearly $215 Billion Per Year, Expected To Double By 2040

The cost of care for Americans living with dementia reaches nearly $215 billion annually.

04/04/2013

Pew surveys found that more Americans are worried about their finances now than they were at the end of the Great Recession in 2009. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Survey: Americans More Worried About Retirement Now Than During Recession

More Americans are worried about their finances now than they were at the end of the Great Recession in 2009.

10/23/2012

Baby Boomer health is in sharp decline from the generation before them, a new study has found. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Study: Baby Boomers’ Health Very Poor, Getting Worse

Obesity among baby boomers is more than double the rate of their parents at the same age, and boomers with three or more chronic conditions was 700 percent greater than the previous generation.

10/01/2012

Social Security supporters attend a rally in the Dirksen Senate Office Building (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Social Security Surplus Dwarfed By Future Deficit

As millions of baby boomers flood Social Security with applications for benefits, the program’s $2.7 trillion surplus is starting to look small.

08/12/2012

Women have emerged as financial breadwinners but have fallen behind in their own economic confidence. (credit: Jin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Study: Majority Of Women Becoming Primary Breadwinners

A majority of women have emerged as primary breadwinners despite a large lack of confidence in their own financial decisions, according to Prudential Financial’s 7th biennial study of the “Financial Experience & Behaviors Among Women.”

07/16/2012

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