| Aug 11, 2011
| 4:20 PM
The next several years will see a flood tide of a new kind of retiree — the rollover retiree. Millions of baby boomers will be transitioning into retirement without the comfort of the old-fashioned monthly pension check, but rather with a lump sum...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 8:13 AM
In a city that's perpetually looking to cut costs rather than add them, Baltimore Inspector General David McClintock is making a strong case for himself. The independent city watchdog reports that his office detected $1.6 million in waste, fraud and abuse...
| Sep 24, 2011
Dolores "Jackie" Dunphy, who celebrated her 85th birthday last month, is a dancer by heart. Born Aug. 19, 1926 at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dolores lived in Baltimore near Patterson Park with her parents, a sister and a brother. She attended school at St....
| Aug 14, 2011
Veteran money manager Brian Kroneberger Jr. didn't sleep well last week — and neither did his clients — as markets whipsawed and the Dow Jones industrial average posted Tums-popping losses and heart-pounding gains on a daily basis.
| Aug 11, 2011
| 6:41 PM
It's been five days since 85-year-old Odra Pickeral has had phone service in her residence. Macular degeneration makes seeing a keypad tough, and her home's phone is programmed for frequently dialed numbers.
Pickeral is one of more than 100 residents...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 7:00 AM
Peter Morici's characterization of Social Security as a Ponzi scheme in his recent opinion piece ("Yes, Social Security is a Ponzi scheme," Sept. 22) is an affront to all intelligent people. In the first place, a Ponzi scheme is a deliberate attempt by...
| Aug 18, 2011
Interested in martial arts? How about yoga? Would a class in alternative medicine appeal to you? What if a place offered all of these, along with a well-equipped fitness center?
Such places exist in Baltimore County. They're called senior centers.
| Sep 26, 2011
| 1:48 PM
Clarence B. "Curly" Garrett, a retired Baltimore Sun news photographer whose career spanned nearly four decades, died Saturday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at Homewood at Plum Creek, a Hanover, Pa., retirement community.
The former Ellicott...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 1:06 PM
Ken Beerbohm always wanted to be an artist.
With a visit to the large basement studio in his Long Reach home, filled with dozens of intricate and undoubtedly unique clay and wire sculptures, it would be easy for any art lover to believe he’s...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 9:20 AM
The dozens of children who spend their after-school hours at the Stanton Community Center in downtown Annapolis can find help with homework, or a game of basketball. They get a bag lunch and assistance from a friendly group of volunteers.
But the most...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 4:45 AM
Readers of Richard J. Magid's article on retirement ("A plan that helps retirees – and Maryland." Aug. 12) should be aware of the income-tax consequences.
Converting a 401(k), 403(b), 457(b) or other "employee retirement system" as defined in...
| Aug 18, 2011
The people who run senior centers are finding that the baby boomers who are beginning to populate them don't want bingo, they want belly dancing (see our Page 1 story).
These aging boomers are less inclined than their parents were to pull up stakes and...