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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 candidates in regard to Social Security reform. Check it out below!

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

New WHO guidelines recommend healthy lifestyle to reduce dementia risk

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently published a report, “Risk Reduction of Cognitive Decline and Dementia,” to hopefully help reduce the risk of dementia worldwide. These guidelines are meant to inform the public on what the WHO thinks will or will not help reduce a person’s risk of developing dementia. “In the next 30 years,… Continue Reading

Devin Carroll talks 2020 COLA

Early data seems to be pointing towards a zero percent COLA for 2020. In the above video, Devin Carroll explains where this prediction comes from and if seniors should be concerned. Continue Reading

Early data suggest no Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2020

Early estimates for next year’s Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) are not looking promising. In fact, American seniors could be faced with no COLA at all in 2020.   Mary Johnson, Social Security and Medicare policy analyst at The Senior Citizens League, is warning seniors that no COLA in 2020 is a real possibility. While… Continue Reading