retirement http://kuow.org en Lawsuit Leaves Wounds In Seniors-Only Retirement Haven http://kuow.org/post/lawsuit-leaves-wounds-seniors-only-retirement-haven <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/05/052814TB_Ryderwood_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Ryderwood started as a timber company town. When the loggers pulled out in the early 1950s, an enterprising developer converted the entire six-block by six-block village in southwest Washington into a retirement haven. Now Ryderwood could serve as a social science Petri dish to study bitterness, division and healing.<p> Fri, 30 May 2014 15:12:51 +0000 Tom Banse 35489 at http://kuow.org Lawsuit Leaves Wounds In Seniors-Only Retirement Haven Thinking Of Retiring? Consider Your Health http://kuow.org/post/thinking-retiring-consider-your-health The <a href="http://mussoandfrank.com/">Musso and Frank Grill</a> is a cherished time warp in Los Angeles. Once inside, you're in old Hollywood: The place is all dim lighting and curved booths, with a soundtrack featuring every song you ever heard in a black-and-white movie. It's a steak-and-martini kind of place.<p>And the guy who makes those famous martinis is Manuel "Manny" Aguirre. He's been mixing cocktails for 55 years, more than two decades of that behind the long bar here. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:16:47 +0000 Ina Jaffe 31339 at http://kuow.org Thinking Of Retiring? Consider Your Health Ten-Term Congressman Doc Hastings Announces Retirement http://kuow.org/post/ten-term-congressman-doc-hastings-announces-retirement <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/021314AK_Hastings.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After two decades as south central Washington’s congressman, Republican Doc Hastings announced Thursday that he is retiring at the end of the year.</span><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:00:19 +0000 Anna King 28804 at http://kuow.org Ten-Term Congressman Doc Hastings Announces Retirement More Workers Forced To Pick Up Pension Investment Risks http://kuow.org/post/more-workers-forced-pick-pension-investment-risks Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Boeing just extended its contract in Washington, keeping more than 10,000 jobs in state, partly by adjusting employees' pension plans. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:46:35 +0000 editor 27037 at http://kuow.org Washington Senator Proposes End To Pensions For Elected Officials http://kuow.org/post/washington-senator-proposes-end-pensions-elected-officials <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/01/010814AJ_ElectedPensions_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A Washington state senator says if 401(k)s are good enough for Boeing machinists, they should be good enough for those who hold elected office.<p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:04:14 +0000 Austin Jenkins 26789 at http://kuow.org Washington Senator Proposes End To Pensions For Elected Officials The Big Bang, Brian Kimberling, And Less Work With More Rewards http://kuow.org/post/big-bang-brian-kimberling-and-less-work-more-rewards <p></p><p><strong>The Sound Of The Big Bang</strong><br>What does the Big Bang sound like? That question inspired <a href="http://faculty.washington.edu/jcramer/">Dr. John Cramer</a>, physicist at the University of Washington, to try and recreate the sound emanating through space after the Big Bang. Using data and a complex computer program, Dr. Cramer was able to synthesize a 100-second recording representing the first 760,000 years of the evolution of the universe.</p><p><strong>Brian Kimberling: Author Of "Snapper"</strong><br>In 13 connected tales, <a href="http://briankimberling.com/">Brian Kimberling</a> tells the story of Nathan Lochmueller, an aimless college grad who wanders through his early 20s and into the world of songbird research. Kimberling himself spent two years as a professional bird watcher in southern Indiana. He joins us to talk about his debut novel, <em>"</em>Snapper."</p><p><strong>A Future Of Less Work With More Rewards</strong><br>Traditional retirement may not be in the future for many workers, but neither is the notion of a 40-hour work week at unloved jobs. Planning for a transition to important but less time-consuming work is a growing business. It's creating new jobs and offering new pathways for people who plan on working well beyond the current retirement age.</p><p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday With Steve Scher 12080 at http://kuow.org The Big Bang, Brian Kimberling, And Less Work With More Rewards Trying Not To Die Broke: Saving For Retirement Before You Hit 40 http://kuow.org/post/trying-not-die-broke-saving-retirement-you-hit-40 <p>A new study by the National Institute on Retirement Security found that people under 40 are more anxious than ever about their retirement. With Social Security benefits dwindling and pension plans becoming more and more scarce, many experts say planning early is more critical than ever. But for many under 40, rent, student loans or cars are far more pressing financial matters. So, how do you start? Ross Reynolds talks with National Institute on Retirement Security Executive Director Diane Oakley about the most recent trends in retirement, and gets advice on how and what to save from certified financial planner, Mindy Crary.</p><p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:05:27 +0000 Producer 9936 at http://kuow.org Trying Not To Die Broke: Saving For Retirement Before You Hit 40 For Baby Boomers, Lessons In Financial Basics http://kuow.org/post/baby-boomers-lessons-financial-basics The oldest of the baby boomers came of age in the 1960s and are beginning to retire. Their younger cohorts are still putting kids through college and building careers. Baby boomers are a giant portion of the population — 78 million people, by one estimate.<p>They grew up in an era of rising living standards, but the Great Recession destroyed any sense of financial security — and many nest eggs. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 08:35:00 +0000 editor 9192 at http://kuow.org For Baby Boomers, Lessons In Financial Basics