Category Archives: News

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

How Fluffy can be beneficial to your health

It turns out that Fluffy is more than just a cute face around the house. The National Poll on Healthy Aging recently conducted a survey of adults aged 50 to 80, asking them about their pets, reasons for choosing to have – or not have – a pet and the benefits/disadvantages of owning a pet.… Continue Reading

Breaking down the Social Security Expansion Act

Senator Bernie Sanders believes that while Social Security has been a popular and successful government program, it has only done part of the job that it was created to do. This is where his bill, the Social Security Expansion Act, comes into play. The goal of the Social Security Expansion Act is to “enhance Social… Continue Reading

Walking just one hour a week can help older adults avoid disability

A new study, published by the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, suggests that just one hour a week of brisk walking can help reduce the risk of disability in older adults. Scientists at Northwestern University have concluded that this minimal amount of brisk walking — walking as if you were late to an appointment –… Continue Reading

What to do when the “Social Security Administration” calls

The phone rings and the caller on the other end identifies himself as a representative from the Social Security administration, calling to let you know that your Social Security number has been compromised or suspended.  He knows your full name and address. He confidentially provides his name and contact information. Sounds legitimate, right?   Wrong.… Continue Reading

How to calculate your own Social Security benefits

In the above video, Devin Carroll walks you through three simple steps to calculate your own Social Security benefits, without needing expensive software or help from the Social Security Administration. Being able to calculate your own projection can help you understand the income you’ll be relying throughout retirement, as well as provides a more accurate… Continue Reading