Retirement http://kunc.org en When Planning For The Future, Women Have Been Hands Off http://kunc.org/post/when-planning-future-women-have-been-hands It's a truism in the financial industry that women need to get more out of their money than men since they live longer and make less, especially if they take time out to care for children or aging parents. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:16:00 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 55053 at http://kunc.org When Planning For The Future, Women Have Been Hands Off Retirement Could Bring A Wave Of Boomer Businesses To Market http://kunc.org/post/retirement-could-bring-wave-boomer-businesses-market <p>So-called “business brokers” match buyers and sellers for all kinds of small enterprises, everything from high-end hair salons to septic tank cleaning. For those in the business of selling businesses, 2014 is expected to be a big year across Colorado and the U.S.</p><p>When it comes to the recent boom, it’s, well, baby boomers who are mostly behind the uptick.</p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Grace Hood 54927 at http://kunc.org Retirement Could Bring A Wave Of Boomer Businesses To Market 4 Reasons Why Millions Of Americans Are Leaving The Workforce http://kunc.org/post/4-reasons-why-millions-americans-are-leaving-workforce The unemployment rate only includes people who don't have jobs and are looking for work. A much larger swath of people — about 36 percent of U.S. adults — don't have jobs and aren't looking for work at all. That figure is higher than it's been in decades (and, conversely, the share of adults in the labor force — shown in the graph above — is lower than it's been in decades).<p>Here are four reasons why so many people are leaving the labor force.<p><strong>1. They're retiring.</strong><p>The baby boomers are hitting retirement age. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 07:17:00 +0000 47833 at http://kunc.org 4 Reasons Why Millions Of Americans Are Leaving The Workforce Pickleball, Anyone? Senior Athletes Play New Games And Old http://kunc.org/post/pickleball-anyone-senior-athletes-play-new-games-and-old A lot of what you'd see at the National Senior Games looks familiar if you've ever watched the Summer Olympics: There's track and field, basketball and swimming. At the Summer Olympics, however, you will not hear voices in the crowd cheering "Go, Grandma!"<p>Everyone at these games is over 50, and they play some sports that will likely never appear at the Olympics. Here's a sample:<p><strong>Pickleball</strong><p>This is a new sport at the National Senior Games this year. It's halfway between tennis and pingpong, played on a court with a net. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 07:33:00 +0000 Ina Jaffe 47733 at http://kunc.org Pickleball, Anyone? Senior Athletes Play New Games And Old Age Hasn't Stopped This Man From Swimming — And Winning http://kunc.org/post/age-hasnt-stopped-man-swimming-and-winning More than 10,000 athletes are meeting in Cleveland for The National Senior Games. Adults older than 55 — and some older than 90 — are running track, riding bikes, playing basketball and competing in many of the sports you might see at the Summer Olympics. In fact there are a few who were Olympians themselves back in the day who say they find that competition is just as satisfying in their later years.<p>One of those is 82-year-old swimmer Graham Johnston. Fri, 26 Jul 2013 19:16:00 +0000 Ina Jaffe 47583 at http://kunc.org Age Hasn't Stopped This Man From Swimming — And Winning