seniors

Senior Citizens League Pushes for Another Stimulus

Citing the damage that current inflation rates are doing to the senior population, The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) Chairman Rick Delaney has called on Congress to consider an additional $1400 stimulus payment to older Americans. In an article posted by Vance…

A Retrospective on Aging: Looking back to 1995’s White House Conference on Aging

The “Contract with America” adopted by the Clinton Administration served as the centerpeice for the 1995 White House Conference on Aging, a convocation that adopted as its top resolution, ““Keeping Social Security Sound for Now and for the Future.” Next Avenue Contributor Bob Blancato, in…

Retirement: Tips on Dealing with the Unexpected

As one eases into their retirement years, there are many thoughts of what the time ahead will be like…leisure, family time, traveling, etc. But the reality is that there are often a few surprises. USA Today columnist Robert Powell, in a…

Just in–Social Security Now Serving 69.3 million Beneficiaries

The Social Security Administration this week released its February 2020 monthly statistical report, showing an increase of 155,000 in the number of folks receiving benefit payments from the system. Two-thirds of this increase is in the “aged 65 or older,” as…

More Reasons Why Social Security Must be Saved

Although this article comes at the subject from a somewhat different angle, the message is still crystal clear…the financial plight of America’s Seniors is such that an across the board cut in benefits would be devastating. The statistics presented in…

Re-Thinking the Dream of Retiring

Many folks daydream during the workday of retiring, putting the stress of the daily grind behind them, having no schedule to follow, and so on. But as that point in life approaches, it seems many are having second thoughts about…

The Fraud Warnings Just Keep Coming!

“Scammers have claimed to belong to various federal, state, or local law enforcement agencies and they employ technology called “spoofing” to manipulate the caller IDs.” So says the warning issued by the Siskiyou County (California) Sheriff’s Office. The warning explains some…

The Student Loan Crisis and Its Impact on Seniors and the Economy

The Philadelphia Inquirer, in a post on their website, takes a look at the $1.5 trillion student loan debt burdening the economy…a debt level that is twice the credit card debt level held by Americans. In addition to highlighting the…

COLA Watch: 2020

It’s way too early to project what the numbers will show when it’s time to post the Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2020, but at least one source is saying a return to the zero COLA days might be in…

Working Past “Traditional” Retirement Ages: Not As Simple as You Might Think

The combination of inadequate savings and medical costs outpacing Social Security cost-of-living adjustments has made it more likely that folks in the future will extend their working lives much further than previous generations. In fact some studies have determined that…

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