A lovely juxtaposition of two articles at TechCrunch this weekend: One expressed concern about discrimination against older workers in the computer industry; the other said that if women weren't successful in the tech industry, it wasn't men's fault. (H/T to @jmhodges, whose Twitter posting provided inspiration for the title.) The [URL="http://techcrunch.com/2010/08/28/silicon-valley%E2%80%99s-dark-secret-it%E2%80%99s-all-about-age/"]age [/URL]piece, by Vivek Wadhwa, criticized the computer industry for discrimination against older workers, and offered older workers advice. "My advice to managers is to consider the value of the experience that the techies bring," Wadhwa wrote. "With age frequently come wisdom and abilities to follow direction, mentor, and lead. …

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Study after study shows that Americans just aren't saving enough for retirement. Part of the problem is that, as a nation, we have taken on so much debt that we're using our savings to pay it off. The other is that, through the miracles of modern medicine, we're going to live a lot longer and thus will need much more money in retirement than we might have planned. The byproduct of all this is that most Americans are beginning to face the music and admit that they'll be working well into their retirement years. According to a new survey conducted …

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The End.