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DALLAS — At 91, Maxine Bennett still works six days a week at her jewelry store: keeping the books, helping customers and occasionally going on buying trips. Retirement's not for her. "At 65 I was just really getting started," Bennett said. She is part of a growing number of people who continue working way past the usual retirement age. There are those who can't afford to retire, but there also are those who made mid-life career switches.
If you're busy watching the machination of Wall Street playing with your pension, you might be missing out on the thousands of small- to mid-sized companies that are usually excluded from the capital market system. Even though you probably know the companies and owners around town and their ability to generate job growth and energize the economy, most investors have no way to efficiently access these companies.
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In last week's column, I presented a brief history of Social Security by highlighting the major changes to the program brought about by annual amendments to the original Social Security law. Sometimes it was a dramatic change, such as the addition of the disability program in 1956. But most times, Social Security... Read More
Q: We have a lovely 19-year-old granddaughter who is in her second year of college. She made straight A's in high school, was happy and popular. Now she is struggling to make C's, has gained a lot of weight and wants to quit college. Neither her parents nor we can we understand her problem. How... Read More
Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve heard that there are strategies available that can help married couples increase their Social Security benefits when they retire. My wife and I are approaching retirement age and would like to understand these options. What can you tell us? Getting Prepared Dear Getting,... Read More
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