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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

Don’t let dementia “pseudomedicine” fool you

It’s always tempting to try “the next big thing” – and with no current cure for Alzheimer’s or dementia, who wouldn’t want a supplement that can boost brain power or a new therapy that can stave off the memory loss. A recent editorial in the Journal of American Medical Association warns against “pseudomedicine” – misleading… Continue Reading

Social Security Expansion Act Fact Sheet

Social Security is one of the most popular and successful government programs in the history of our country. For more than 80 years, through good times and bad, Social Security has paid out every benefit owed to every eligible American on time and without delay. In 2016, Social Security lifted 22 million Americans out of… Continue Reading

Why we need the Social Security Expansion Act

Some people in Washington want to cut your Social Security benefits and use your retirement money to pay for their reckless fiscal policies… …and we need to stop them before it’s too late. If we can force Congress to pass The Social Security Expansion Act, Seniors will be guaranteed a $65 monthly raise… a fair… Continue Reading

The grim retirement picture facing baby boomers

In honor of National Retirement Planning Week, the Insured Retirement Institute has released its annual report, Boomer Expectations for Retirement. This report is yet another reminder of the challenges awaiting baby boomers in retirement: inadequate Social Security, too little savings, underestimated health costs and unrealistic expectations of how much retirement income is needed to survive.… Continue Reading