The so-called 'retirement age' is nominally thought to be 65 years old, but to get your full Social Security benefits the age is inching up each couple of months to 67, for those born in 1960 or later. And who knows where it will go from there? Or what will become of it.
Today with all the advancement on each of these fronts, average longevity is in the 80s and headed to the 90s. The largest growing demographic are the centurions and over -- for all the reasons that you readers know. So... what to do to rationalize the Social Security Retirement System?
Ever feel like you are part of that scene from a movie where the seagulls are fighting over a crab only it's your money and you are trying to keep a scrap of it? Here are some strategies to help you keep what is yours and ensure what you have collected for others is handled properly.
There's an old saying in surfing: Go big or go home. Right now, each race around the country is in it's own little bubble, disconnected to the larger narrative. Only true vision and leadership can unite them to raise a populist wave and that is what the Presidential pulpit is for.
Social Security works. It does what it was designed to do, and although this was not the concern when it was set up, it actually boosts the national output above what it distributes. It is a win-win-win.
The stock market is bullish. The housing market seems to have rebounded a bit. So why are consumers so glum? Because they're deeply worried about their jobs and their incomes -- as they have every right to be.
Americans saw a hit in their paychecks this week, which makes things harder on working families. Payroll taxes were raised by 2 percent. This means less money for necessities like gas, clothing, groceries and entertainment. Here are some ways to combat it.
Looking back at 2012 it is clear that the jobs market turned in a solid and underwhelming performance. In fact, 2012, was a slightly weaker re-run of 2011 with a significant decline in the headline unemployment rate.