Robert Weisman

Robert Weisman reports on Baby Boomers -- their work, health, money, and lifestyle -- and life after 50. He is particularly interested in retirement and reinvention, aging, and second acts. In his 18 years at The Globe, Weisman has previously worked as a technology editor and a business writer covering high-tech and venture capital, aerospace, management issues, hospitals, health insurance, and life sciences. Before coming to The Globe, he was a business editor and writer for the Seattle Times, Hartford Courant, and New Haven Register. He is a native of Norwich, Conn., and a graduate of Boston University.

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When should I start taking Social Security? 60-somethings want to know

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The question might seem straightforward if you haven’t started looking into it, but there are enough wrinkles and curveballs to warrant careful consideration.

Laid-off older workers file age discrimination complaint against IBM

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A federal age discrimination complaint brought against IBM Corp. this morning alleges the technology giant systematically fired tens of thousands of older workers.

Hope for new macular degeneration treatments buoys patients

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Scientists are experimenting with dozens of new treatments, including about 20 in clinical trials, to combat an eye disease that afflicts more than 9 million Americans.


Julie Crockford’s modest office is filled with tributes and hopes

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Crockford’s modest office at Empower Success Corps is decorated with plants, artwork, and mementos from previous jobs.