Hinden, former Washington Post biz reporter, dies at 90
Stan Hinden, a former financial journalist for The Washington Post who reinvented himself in retirement as a personal-finance writer focused on the concerns of retirees, died Tuesday at the age of 90.
Bart Barnes of The Post writes, “During his 23 years at The Post, Mr. Hinden wrote about stocks, bonds, mutual funds and the intricacies of high finance. After retiring in 1996, he produced a monthly column for The Post’s business section, called ‘Retirement Journal,’ which centered on the struggles of living on retirement income.
“The column grew into a book, ‘How to Retire Happy,’ the most recent edition of which was published in 2013. He wrote of his own ill-preparedness when his wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2007, at 78.
“‘Needless to say, Sara’s condition dramatically changed both her retirement and mine,’ he wrote. ‘Until then, we had been poster children for a happy, upbeat retirement. My experience with Alzheimer’s disease has given me a new perspective on how one prepares for serious illness during retirement.'”
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