Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, February 07, 2012 12:23 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Sarah Toevs, director of the Center for Aging at Boise State University, calls the baby-boomer bulge “Humpty-Dumpty,” after the egg-shaped population bulge all those births caused. She sees Humpty as a retirement-planning problem of major proportions. For at least a millennium, the population has been distributed with a large base of young people at the

Monday, December 19, 2011 5:01 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The unemployment rate for people older than 55 is 7.3 percent — relatively low compared to that of younger people, but a recent report from the Congressional Research Service said once older people have lost a job, it is hard for them to find another. About 50 percent of out-of-work people older than 55 have