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Apr 28 2018 | New York Post
In our later decades, we experience less stress, regret and emotional volatility; we become better at balancing mixed emotions and more inclined toward a positive outlook (a so-called positivity effect); our interpersonal skills and experience help ourselves and others navigate social complexities...
Apr 23 2018 | Wall Street Journal
In regards to caring for elderly parents, there is a thin line between being concerned and being a helicopter child: are you interviewing for your parents' well-being or yours? Dr. Carstensen suggests that unless a parent is cognitively impaired and not aware of the level of their impairment,...
Apr 12 2018 | CuffeLinks
A discussion of three financial goals after retirement: Longevity insurance, growth of assets in earlier retirement, and increased safety-oriented investments kicking in after the couple’s ‘autumn crescendo’ is over, as Dr Laura Carstensen beautifully describes the early stage of life after work.
Apr 9 2018 | Washington Post
An op-ed discussing the relationship between saving for retirement and estimating life expectancy. Laura Carstensen says with longer lives we have to reshape our visions of retirement. “Most people can’t save enough in 40 years of working to support themselves for 30 or more years of not working,”...
Mar 23 2018 | Huffington Post
This article investigates the politics of age by looking into candidates for the 2020 presidential election. By election day, President Trump, the oldest first-term president in U.S. history, will be 74, Joe Biden, just shy of 78, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will be 79. Dr. Carstensen speaks...

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