Why We’re Talking About Unretirement

In 2010, Chris Farrell tapped into the zeitgeist with his groundbreaking book, The New Frugality. Now he’s done it again with Unretirement: How Baby Boomers Are Changing The Way We Think About Work, Community, and the Good Life, which will be released on September 2....

How to Modernize Social Security

My grandmother depended on Social Security for survival, and it remains a vital protection for those who cannot work later in life. Yet I believe that, given the new pattern of longer, healthier working lives, the moment is right to think about revamping aspects of...

Here’s an App That Would Lead to a More Fulfilling Life

You’ve probably heard the adage before: Nobody on their deathbed ever wished they had spent more time at the office. I thought a lot about that when I heard David Brooks TED talk, where he contrasted ‘resume’ and ‘eulogy’ values – really urging us to weigh what...

Transforming Society’s View of Retirement

When it comes to harnessing human capital for social impact, and helping young people in particular, many programs overlook a human resource that’s right nearby: The fastest-growing segment of American society – people over 60 years old – is also the most likely to...

Two Ways to Help More People have Encore Careers

Adults today generally have the good fortune to be healthier and more energetic than previous generations – and an appetite for continued purpose, engagement, stimulation and challenges in life, well beyond the middle years. Plenty of older adults simply want to help...

2014 Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence

I’m delighted to announce that we have teamed up with the Eisner Foundation to promote the Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence. Leaving the world better for future generations is one of the driving forces behind the encore movement, so the Eisner Prize...