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Golden years redefined as older Americans buck trend and work

By Lisa Du
northjersey.com — Ron Levitt could have retired 16 years ago, when he sold his bustling optometry practice in Rocky Hill, Conn. Instead, he kept his white coat on, found two part-time gigs seeing patients and continued working. Today, Levitt, 74, spends all of the money he earns on vacations with his wife and golf club memberships.

Struggling U.S. Economy Propped Up by Gain in Consumer Spending

bloomberg.com — The U.S. economy stumbled in the first half of 2016 as companies retrenched, leaving consumers to shoulder the burden of sustaining growth heading into the presidential election. A 4.2 percent gain in household purchases in the second quarter, among the biggest of the current expansion, was the lone bright spot in an otherwise bleary picture as the economy had its worst first half since 2011.

Consumer Comfort in U.S. Holds at Lowest Level Since Mid-June

By Lisa Du
bloomberg.com — Consumer confidence last week held at the lowest level since mid-June with little change in Americans' attitudes about the economy, personal finances and the buying climate, according to the weekly Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index released Thursday.

Pending Sales of U.S. Existing Homes Rise Less Than Forecast

By Lisa Du
bloomberg.com — Contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes rose less than forecast in June as a lack of supply and rising prices offset the benefits from historically low mortgage rates, according to figures released Wednesday from the National Association of Realtors in Washington.

Home Sales Jump, Confidence Stable: U.S. Economic Takeaways

Golden years redefined as older Americans buck trend and work

By Lisa Du
benefitspro.com — Ron Levitt could have retired 16 years ago when he sold his bustling optometry practice in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. Instead, he kept his white coat on, found two part-time gigs seeing patients and continued working . Today, at 74, Levitt spends all of the money he earns on vacations with his wife and golf-club memberships.

Consumer Confidence in U.S. Little Changed Near Five-Month High

By Lisa Du
bloomberg.com — Consumer confidence was little changed in July as Americans remained positive about the job market and the business environment, according to a report from the New York-based Conference Board on Tuesday.

Golden years redefined as older Americans buck trend and work

By Lisa Du
benefitnews.com — (Bloomberg) - Ron Levitt could have retired 16 years ago when he sold his bustling optometry practice in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. Instead, he kept his white coat on, found two part-time gigs seeing patients and continued working. Today, at 74, Levitt spends all of the money he earns on vacations with his wife and golf-club memberships.

Golden years redefined as older Americans buck trend and work

By Lisa Du
employeebenefitadviser.com — (Bloomberg) - Ron Levitt could have retired 16 years ago when he sold his bustling optometry practice in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. Instead, he kept his white coat on, found two part-time gigs seeing patients and continued working. Today, at 74, Levitt spends all of the money he earns on vacations with his wife and golf-club memberships.

Golden Years Redefined as Older Americans Buck Trend And Work

By Lisa Du
wealthmanagement.com — The share of those over the age of 65 in the labor force was 19.4 percent on an unadjusted basis in June, up from 15 percent in June 2006, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Copyright J.D. Pooley, Getty Images (Bloomberg) -- Ron Levitt could have retired 16 years ago when he sold his bustling optometry practice in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.
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