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Part I: Planning for your Money > Age Discrimination

5. Age Discrimination

“The years teach much which the days never knew.”

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s bad enough getting old, although it certainly beats the alternative. Being discriminated against on the basis of your age somehow seems like adding insult to injury. Fortunately, your fellow aging baby boomers in Congress have seen fit to pass laws protecting people from age discrimination in employment. It is interesting to note that in a culture that still seems to worship youth, the threshold for age discrimination is a mere 40. Of course, for a generation that once did not trust anyone over 30 but now hardly trusts anyone under 30, this should not seem so young. According to Victor Hugo, “Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.”


  

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