A New Vision for Retirement: Productive and Meaningful

Our human world is changing dramatically. Expert demographers say that next year, in 2015, more Americans will be over 60 than are younger than 15 —and that half of the children born in the developed world since 2000 will live to mark their centenary. This trend is...

Harvard Business Review The Dangerous Myth of Reinvention

This year the youngest of the Baby Boomers will turn 50, a landmark in the demographic transformation of American society that makes all the more urgent questions about how best to tap the time, talent, and experience of millions flooding into the second half of life....

Holiday Gift Ideas for Retirees: Books and Trip

What gift would you give a soon-to-be-retiree? MARC FREEDMAN:I’ll start by recommending a new book, Jane Pauley’sYour Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life. The volume, drawing on her Today Show interviews with individuals navigating the second...

Purpose, legacy and life’s Big Questions

In a ceremony this Thursday in the San Francisco Bay Area, Encore.org will award the 2013 Purpose Prizes to seven extraordinary individuals who have embarked on second acts that help solve some of the world’s toughest problems. They may be remarkable, but they...