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Bernie Sanders on Social Security

Bernie Sanders on Social Security

Bernie Sanders has shown passion in his fight to improve our Social Security system. His bill, the Social Security Expansion Act, aims to expand and strength Social Security benefits.

The Motley Fool has compiled a list that tells you everything you need to know about Sanders’ stance on this most important social program.

Social Security turns 84

Social Security turns 84

This month, Social Security celebrated its 84th birthday. On August 14, 1835, President Franklin Roosevelt enacted the Social Security Act to provide benefits to retirees and the unemployed during the Great Depression. The very first recipient was Ida May Fuller, a legal secretary who retired in 1939 and received the first Social Security check, amounting… Continue Reading

6 Medicaid myths debunked

6 Medicaid myths debunked

If you’ve been confused trying to muddle through the confusing web that is the Medicaid system, you’re in luck. aPlaceforMom.com has put together a list debunking 6 common Medicaid myths, such as: Any penalty period is the same length as my state’s look-back period I can’t keep my income if my spouse is receiving Medicaid… Continue Reading

Where do the presidential candidates stand on Social Security?

With the 2020 presidential race already heating up, many are curious as to where the candidates stand on the topic of Social Security. And while the issue wasn’t a topic of discussion in the first debates, the front-runners have previously made their stances known. CNBC has complied the previous statements and actions of the leading… Continue Reading

8 tips for living a long and happy life

8 tips for living a long and happy life

No one is going to live forever (nor would most people want to). But through various studies, researchers are finding scientifically backed ways to help increase your chances of living a longer, happier and healthier life. This article from Business Insider highlights 8 things that you can do to help up your odds of a… Continue Reading

Could the Social Security COLA for 2020 be higher than expected?

As soon as the Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) was announced for 2019, the speculation started swirling around what seniors could expect to see in 2020. Early projections were bleak, with many predicting no COLA at all. But not so fast. While the official COLA won’t be announced until next month, there are two estimates that are… Continue Reading

Mayo Clinic’s 3 tips to reduce your risk of dementia

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a set of guidelines to help reduce the risk of dementia and other forms of cognitive decline (check out our post on the new guidelines here). Dr. Ronald Peterson, director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the Mayo Clinic, participated in the panel of experts who created… Continue Reading

Bernie Sanders on expanding Social Security

Bernie Sanders, sponsor of the Social Security Expansion Act, thinks Social Security benefits and COLAs should be increased, and minimum payments for low-income seniors should be increased. He believes this plan will allow all seniors to retire with dignity and respect. Continue Reading