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LEISURE TIME: GYM OR COMPUTER?

    LEISURE TIME: GYM OR COMPUTER?

How wisely are you using your free time? Your doctor would probably advise you to use some of that time each day for physical activity. The not so surprising news is that a majority of Americans would prefer to stay still and look at some type of screen during their off hours. And by now, we all know that a sedentary lifestyle often leads to compromised health.

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OVERCOMING AGEISM IN THE WORKPLACE

    OVERCOMING AGEISM IN THE WORKPLACE

There is good news and bad news about the American job market. The good news? We are experiencing the lowest unemployment rates in a long time. The bad news: Older workers are still being discriminated about in hiring, inclusiveness and promotions. Ageism is alive and well in the workplace.

A recent survey of 1,265 baby boomer (people born between 1946 and 1964) job seekers, 52.5% of respondents said they have experienced age discrimination by an employer or potential employer. Similarly, 44.5% of baby boomers surveyed believe their generation is unfairly stereotyped by employers. If this sounds familiar to you, keep in mind it has little or nothing to do with your skills or experience. It has everything to do with a youth culture that permeates the American workplace.

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THE POWER OF SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTING

    THE POWER OF SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTING

Here is some great news for our aging population: It is estimated that over the next few years, Baby Boomers (people born from 1946 to 1964) will have 70 percent of the disposable income in this country. Since that is the case, investing is projected to be every bit as critical to that crowd as spending. Various outlets have predictions about what they will invest in, but it is increasingly common for this population group to participate in socially responsible investing.
Socially responsible investing (SRI) is a strategy that involves placing your money in causes, companies and movements that support your basic values.

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