In case you missed it, here are three things you should know this week...
1.) Why You May Want to Rethink Early Retirement…
- Many people dream of leaving the office as soon as they can. But the evidence suggests a lot of downsides. It may be time to rethink those dreams.
- Most people look forward to retirement, a reward for decades of hard work. But like many other pleasures, it may be bad for your health, and according to Richard Johnson's article in The Wall Street Journal, it may even kill you.
- How can that be? How can working longer be good for your health? After all, many people dream of—and plan for—retiring early. Strenuous, stressful work can wear people down and damage their health. On the other hand, retirees can relax and reinvigorate themselves. They have time to follow their passions and pursue activities that enrich their lives.
- But in our rush to leave the office, we don’t realize that retirement also has a downside, especially over the long term. Many retirees indulge in unhealthy behaviors.
- To read on about the case against early retirement, visit The Wall Street Journal.
2.) Retirees Biggest Financial Mistakes
- There are almost as many paths to retirement as there are retirees. But when it comes to financial mistakes that can derail that retirement, familiar patterns often emerge.
- Many retirees tend to invest too conservatively, spend too much too soon, pay too much in taxes or fall for too-good-to-be-true investments, per Cheryl Winokur Munk's article in The Wall Street Journal.
- To ensure their nest egg lasts longer, retirees should avoid these common mistakes, and try to achieve balanced spending while making sure not to underestimate expenses.
- Keep reading for tips on how to avoid making these common mistakes in retirement by visiting The Wall Street Journal.
3.) The Best Exercises For Every Age
- Everyone knows that exercise is good for you. While it can’t stop the aging process, it can increase life expectancy and keep disabling conditions—from heart disease to depression—at bay.
- But as we age, it’s no longer enough to do only our favorite exercise, be it tennis, running, yoga or Tai chi. That’s because aerobic capacity, muscle mass, bone density, flexibility and balance all decline over time—and each requires some attention.
- To help you maintain muscular fitness and flexibility, Anne Tergesen has identified five exercises each for people in their 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond, plus bonus activities for each decade, recommended by sports doctors, exercise physiologists and physical therapists.
- You can check out the fitness guide for your 50s and beyond on The Wall Street Journal.