The Indelible Bonobo Experience

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companies have been retreating from DB plans because of the expense. Workers are living longer: in the mainly rich OECD group of countries, men now aged 65 can expect another 17.6 years of life, compared with 12.7 in 1960. For a while, that cost was disguised by buoyant markets, prompting companies to promise even more generous benefits. But since 2000, the returns from stockmarkets have been disappointing and the yields on bonds have dropped. Public-sector employers are struggling with the same problems, as the recent battle over pension reforms in Chicago showed. (via The Economist explains: Why private pensions are disappearing | The Economist)

companies have been retreating from DB plans because of the expense. Workers are living longer: in the mainly rich OECD group of countries, men now aged 65 can expect another 17.6 years of life, compared with 12.7 in 1960. For a while, that cost was disguised by buoyant markets, prompting companies to promise even more generous benefits. But since 2000, the returns from stockmarkets have been disappointing and the yields on bonds have dropped. Public-sector employers are struggling with the same problems, as the recent battle over pension reforms in Chicago showed. (via The Economist explains: Why private pensions are disappearing | The Economist)

Evidence suggests the scale may be tipped in favour of those with higher levels of education who want to work, rather than those who have to work. These job seekers may get the nod because of their positive attitude, because they see the work as an interesting challenge rather than a chore and want to learn new things. They will be prized for a lifetime of experience and a wide basket of skills they can apply to new situations. (via Toronto Star)

Evidence suggests the scale may be tipped in favour of those with higher levels of education who want to work, rather than those who have to work. These job seekers may get the nod because of their positive attitude, because they see the work as an interesting challenge rather than a chore and want to learn new things. They will be prized for a lifetime of experience and a wide basket of skills they can apply to new situations. (via Toronto Star)

Last July, we spent the month in Kusadasi, Turkey, in a home overlooking the Aegean Sea. During August, we lived in Prague, and in September, we lived in Berlin. Before that, we spent February in Quito, Ecuador, and March in Granada, Nicaragua. (via Home Exchanges Can Help You See the World - WSJ.com)
This is our lifestyle: spending about five months each year in foreign countries. We do it by exchanging our two-bedroom condo in San Diego with people living in other countries.

Last July, we spent the month in Kusadasi, Turkey, in a home overlooking the Aegean Sea. During August, we lived in Prague, and in September, we lived in Berlin. Before that, we spent February in Quito, Ecuador, and March in Granada, Nicaragua. (via Home Exchanges Can Help You See the World - WSJ.com)

This is our lifestyle: spending about five months each year in foreign countries. We do it by exchanging our two-bedroom condo in San Diego with people living in other countries.