Senior Citizens League wants more for COLA, three percent they demand

November 05, 2014 by Miji Pearse | Leave a Comment

Senior Citizens League wants more for COLA, three percent they demand Last week the Senior Citizens League released an article demanding a higher COLA in response to the Social Security Administration’s announcement of a 1.7% increase in benefits for retirees. About $113 Missing from Social Security in 2015, Says The Senior Citizens League. Only a day after Social Security announced Read More >>

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No need to spend 2015 COLA increase on health costs

November 02, 2014 by Miji Pearse | Leave a Comment

No need to spend 2015 COLA increase on health costs Here’s some great news for retirees on fixed budgets that are often stretched by medical expenses. Monthly premiums for Medicare Part B and the related deductible for 2015 will remain the same as in 2013 and 2014, according to a recent announcement from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Read More >>

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Using your $20-a-month COLA increase to make a difference

October 30, 2014 by Miji Pearse | Leave a Comment

The reaction by a lot of retirees last week to the news that their Social Security checks will rise next year by an average of $20 per month amounted to “Thanks for nothing.” The question is whether they can turn that nothing into something. Read Chuck Jaffe’s suggestion of how to make a little go a long way… http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-to-make-your-20-a-month-cola-increase-make-a-difference-2014-10-27 How Read More >>

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Melody Juge Explains Why General Calculations for Solid Retirement Planning Isn’t Enough

October 13, 2014 by Miji Pearse | Leave a Comment

Find out why Melody Juge, managing director at Life Income Management, tells us that “… knowing what your living expenses are in general isn’t enough” IN –> 9 key criteria for creating a sound retirement plan http://www.marketwatch.com/story/9-key-criteria-for-creating-a-sound-retirement-plan-2014-10-03 Do you agree with Melody? How do you calculate your living costs AND plan for potential unforeseen ancillary expenses?  

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4 Things Mt. McKinley Taught Me About Business

October 09, 2014 by Tim Turner | Leave a Comment

My oldest son Zac got accepted into the UGA vet school this year, a big accomplishment after years of hard work on his studies.  I got to thinking about rewarding him with a trip and decided to make it a father-son getaway so that we could spend some time together before his intense 4 years in vet school. When I Read More >>

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