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October 17, 2015

Following up on yesterday’s post about the lack of a Social Security COLA (cost of living adjustment) in 2016, today the Huffington Post brings us a slightly more in-depth analysis. The article brings in the stances of a number of political figures (Clinton, Sanders, a...

October 17, 2015

Reuters reported earlier today that the Social Security Administration has announced no Cost of Living Adjustment in 2016. It’s not an arbitrary decision — COLAs are regulated, and only occur if prices increase. And, as it happens, inflation has been close enough to fl...

October 17, 2015

We’ve written before about phone scams, particularly those targeting the elderly. But this particular scam is both big, and close to home. They’re not, infamously, asking you to send money to Nigeria; instead, they’re coming out of Jamaica — praying on seniors for $1,5...

September 11, 2015

The Chicago Sun Times wrote a fairly extensive article yesterday, covering a scam where two Filipinos duped 200 elderly Americans out of $10 million. This blog has covered the danger of financial fraud against seniors many times, and we don’t necessarily want to keep b...

September 10, 2015

To be honest, it never occurred to us here at the blog that the AARP was a particularly liberal group. We hadn’t really put much thought into it. But, when we reported last month on the American Seniors Association, it became obvious that some people out there seem to...

September 9, 2015

Hot on the tails of the article this blog covered about seniors engaging in pole dancing, we’ve come across an exciting “urban art” project in Portugal. No matter what you think of graffiti, it seems to be working well. Lara Seixo Rodrigues, a local, Portuguese woman w...

August 24, 2015

 

Last week, the New York Times published an opinion piece entitled “Republicans Against Retirement”. Arguably more interesting than the piece itself are the letters to the editor that came in response. They cover the gamut from basic agreement, with minor nits to pick...

August 20, 2015

 

It may seem inevitable that one loses mental function as one ages. In fact, it may not be a feeling, it may actually be unavoidable. However, the degree to which one loses mental function need not be particularly severe. In fact, except in the case of a few degenerati...

August 14, 2015

In these days of the Internet and e-everything, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the Postal Service is having a hard time making ends meet. In fact, they’ve lost over half-a-billion dollars in the last three months alone. As part of a new proposal to fix their budget, t...

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