In my mid-30s, I briefly dated a psychologist. I don’t remember much about him except that his preferred patient was a YAVIS: Young, Attractive, Verbal, Intelligent and Successful. The term was new to me. YAVIS problems, he told me, were more interesting. YAVIS patients had agency and choice and...
I held my breath reading Neal Gabler’s viral Atlantic story, The Secret Shame of Middle Class Americans, which Next Avenue’s Richard Eisenberg later wrote about. Was it reckless or brave, I wondered, to admit to the world that you could not put your hands on $400 to pay for an...
None of us expected to be here — broke or near broke, unemployed or underemployed, working part-time at a job we hate with little to nothing in our savings account. Continue reading on Nextavenue.
He is beautiful, the color of caramel candy. Seventy years old, he stands easily over six feet tall. A white gray beard frames his face and ropey locks the same color hang down his back. He is barefoot and shirtless always, dressed only in jean shorts, cut high on...
August 13th was Earth Overshoot Day. Less than eight months into 2015, mankind had already gobbled through a year’s worth of the Earth’s resources. This got me thinking about whether the demands of the planet and the demands of the retirement crisis might just overlap.
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