Seniors

Opinion: Never mind the Social Security increase, seniors are in trouble ? he...
by By Paul Brandus
16 Oct 2018 at 1:15pm
You might have heard that Social Security checks are going up 2.8% next year, the biggest rise in seven years. That translates into an average ?

6 Whopping Tax Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Retirement
by David Rae
15 Oct 2018 at 11:15am
Sadly, tax planning doesn?t end when you retire. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) still wants its share of your retirement earnings. While many live on less in retirement, others may end up spending more. That could lead to higher tax bills, especially if tax rates are raised in the ?

Retirees, Avoid These 11 Costly Medicare Mistakes
by Kimberly Lankford
14 Oct 2018 at 9:43pm
Medicare covers the bulk of your health care expenses after you turn 65. But <b>Medicare's rules can be confusing and mistakes costly</b>. If you don't make ?

Many Americans Don't Understand These Basic Financial Terms
by Katie Brockman
14 Oct 2018 at 9:42pm
Sometimes, what you don't know can hurt you.<p>Let's face it: Financial talk can be confusing at times. With so much jargon, it can seem like a foreign ?

It?s Official -- These 5 Social Security Changes Are Coming for 2019
by Matthew Frankel, CFP
14 Oct 2018 at 9:29pm
From the COLA to the earnings test, here?s what we just learned about 2019 Social Security benefits.<p>We recently learned that Social Security ?

Living with your parents? 4 ways to save on housing costs in your 20s
by Steve Nicastro
14 Oct 2018 at 8:52am
Young adults paying off student loans or saving for their first home won?t soon reach their financial goals just by cutting out Starbucks or canceling their gym membership. A faster way to save money is to trim housing expenses.<p>Here are four ways to save on housing and free up money to pay off ?

Seniors are getting slowly strangled by Social Security?s flawed math ? here?...
by Salon
14 Oct 2018 at 8:48am
<b>FILE - This Feb. 2, 2015, file photo, depicts a part of a U.S. $100 bill. The federal government’s two largest benefit programs face short- and long-term financial problems as they close in on milestone anniversaries. The magnitude of those problems will become clearer when the trustees for Social</b> ?

Why has Trump?s economy left senior citizens behind?
by By John Crudele
14 Oct 2018 at 2:11am
<b>Dear John: If the economy is booming, why is nothing being done for seniors? This group, solidly behind the president, is still suffering from</b> ?

Why Not Just Expand Social Security?
by Teresa Ghilarducci
13 Oct 2018 at 9:39pm
Indeed, Social Security needs shoring up to help solve the looming retirement crises. If we do nothing, the number of poor or near-poor people over the age of 62 will increase by 25% between 2018 and 2045, from 17.5 million to 21.8 million. And, in the next 12 years, 40% of middle-class older ?

What?s the Problem With Claiming Social Security at 62?
by Maurie Backman
13 Oct 2018 at 9:32am
That is, if there's really a problem at all.<p>The most popular age to file for Social Security is 62, and not surprisingly, that's the earliest ?

How rising interest rates are shaking up the economy
by The Christian Science Monitor
12 Oct 2018 at 8:45pm
New York<p>The foundation at the center of the investment world is shaking.<p>US Treasury bonds are considered among the closest approximations to a "safe" ?

Ask Larry: ??????Should I Take My Retirement Benefits At 66 Before Widow's Be...
by Laurence Kotlikoff
12 Oct 2018 at 8:44pm
Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits.<p>Today?s column responds to queries about switching between retirement and spousal benefits, when divorced spousal benefits can be available, filing for spousal benefits ?

What You'll Pay for Medicare Premiums in 2019
by Kimberly Lankford
12 Oct 2018 at 6:19pm
A new surcharge tier will kick in for 2019 for people with the highest incomes.<p>Q<i>How much will I pay for Medicare Part B in 2019?</i><p>AThe Centers for ?

From Worst to First: The Average Social Security Benefit by State
by Sean Williams
12 Oct 2018 at 11:15am
Where does your state rank?<p>Each month, more than 62 million people, including nearly 43.4 million retired workers, receive a Social Security benefit ?

America?s seniors are drowning in lies by Trump and Republicans to boost Big ...
by Salon
11 Oct 2018 at 12:43pm
<b>((AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File))</b><p>Improving and expanding Medicare would offer better care at lower costs<p>Alex Lawson<p>October 11, 2018 7:00am (UTC)<p><i>This article was produced by the Independent Media Institute.</i><p>Medicare is a very popular program, far more so than for-profit insurance. It?s also highly ?