A Long Bright Future
An Action Plan for A Lifetime of Happiness, Health, and Financial SecurityBook - 2009
Scientific advances mean that you're likely to live longer and more healthily than any generation before you. Here is the plan to help you prepare for and enjoy added years of life. What if we could have 30 extra years, but spend them as productively as the years that preceded them? The story of "old age" ceases to be. And the story of long life begins... Most babies born today could grow up in families with five generations alive at the same time. In the next 20 years, one in four Americans will be over 65. 88 percent of those aged 65 to 74 are healthy enough to work. If the majority of people worked a few years longer, Social Security would not only survive in the short term, it would be fully there for our grandchildren. 76 million Baby Boomers will be moving into the Medicare system. Making their voices heard about this flawed system could be their most lasting legacy. So start planning for your future self. Maybe you'll help raise your grandchildren, mentor or teach, or maybe you'll be part of the movement to fix what's wrong with Social Security or Medicare. The opportunity to rethink life's stages is yours. Are you ready? Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c2009
Characteristics: xii, 318 p. ; 25 cm