As a science and technology-inspired presidential candidate for the Transhumanist Party, my candidacy has been a strange and unique journey. The coffin bus has so far been the wildest part. The bus was designed as a coffin to remind spectators of one thing: We're going to die.
Why is care commanding more attention now? Even if a family can afford a full-time caregiver (mother or father) at home, volatility in the labor market can keep both parents on the job as a second line of defense.
Accurately and insightfully, Stronger Together points out that the debate over Social Security is distorted by "years of mythmaking, claiming we cannot afford Social Security and that the only solution is to cut the benefits on which 90 percent of American seniors rely."
Dear Carrie, I'm a 59-year-old widow and was just recently laid off. Retiring early isn't an option, but I want to prepare for a possibly long stint ...
We are the wealthiest country in the world at the wealthiest moment in our history. Shamefully, we have tens of millions of people living in poverty.
Hillary Clinton is ahead in the polls, but it's more due to Donald Trump's many blunders than excitement with Mrs. Clinton. She has benefitted from be...
Remember how not so long ago 50 felt like it was years away? Yet here it is. While 15 years may sounds like a long time, it's really not much to save enough money for what could easily be a 30-year retirement or even longer.
Though Trump is seeking to pivot to the general election in order to become more acceptable to a broader group of voters, his latest ad, sowing fear and misinformation, is revealing. It is not only an attack on immigrants and refugees. It is an attack on the economic security of us all.
Today, the dependable family protection plan is 81 years young. Polls show it's more popular than ever. It's loved by young and old, Democrat, Republican and Independent. Why that's so is no mystery.
Social Security provides the majority of income for two out of three retirees and seven out of ten people with disabilities. It provides virtually all of the income for one out of three seniors and people with disabilities. It lifts over 20 million people -- including over a million children -- out of poverty and lessens the depth of poverty for millions more.
Social Security provides economic certainty within a system that is fair, equitable, and easy to understand. You work hard, pay into the system, and the federal government makes a promise to pay back your earned benefits when you retire. It's that simple.
If our country could afford Social Security back in 1935 during the Great Depression, we certainly can afford to improve it now. Today, at the richest time in our history, we must not allow the naysayers to block the progress that millions of Americans need us to make.
Senior turnout will play a huge role in November's elections which means Democrats must continue to say what they mean, and mean what they say in a full-throated defense against attacks to America's most effective health and retirement security programs.
As a seniors’ advocate who’s worked on aging policy issues for decades, one of the most common questions I hear during campaign season is,...
John was 66 last November when the government changed Social Security law primarily with respect to spousal benefits. John's wife Jean was 64 at that point. The new law grandfathered John and Jean to follow the file and suspend strategy under which John would file for his retirement benefit and suspend its collection.
Most of us in our "instant gratification isn't enough" society assume that the potential fallout from transmitting sensitive information via text, fax or email is outweighed by the convenience of getting something where it needs to be fast.