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  • 85-Year-Old Beats Cancer, Finishes Fifth Marathon—and Cross-Trains With Some Zumba

    12/10/2018 8:03:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Runner's World ^ | December 9, 2018 | McGee Nall
    Moon Fahel from San Antonio, Texas, had just gotten home from a martial arts class that he’s been taking for the last 15 years when he answered the phone call from Runner’s World. It wasn’t an anomaly—he stays busy with other classes during rest of the week, too: kickboxing, Zumba, athletic dancing, and BODYPUMP, among others. Plus, he just ran his fifth marathon this past Sunday at the San Antonio Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon. Oh, and he’s 85 years of age. (The word “old” doesn’t have a place in his vocabulary.) “I don’t know what old is,” Fahel said. “If...
  • It’s nobody’s business when the Notorious RBG retires

    11/23/2018 2:14:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | November 23, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    When it comes to the oldest justice currently serving on the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the message has long since set in for liberals. Donald Trump is going to be in office for two or possibly six more years and for at least the next two, the GOP controls the Senate. How much longer will she remain on the bench? After her recent health scare (a fall resulting in some broken ribs), some alarmed Democrats are growing resentful that Ginsburg didn’t retire when Barack Obama was in office and she had the chance to give up her seat to...
  • The Coming Retirement Crisis

    11/11/2018 7:33:17 AM PST · by proxy_user · 45 replies
    Real Vision ^ | October 28, 2018 | Raoul Pal
    A 48-minute YouTube video at the URL.
  • Retarded Grandparents [FloriDUH elections explained

    11/10/2018 8:20:10 PM PST · by lightman · 24 replies
    Blogspot ^ | 2009 | Kate
    After Christmas, a teacher asked her young pupils how they spent their holiday away from school. One child wrote the following: "We always used to spend the holidays with Grandma and Grandpa. They used to live in a big brick house but Grandpa got retarded and they moved to Florida .. "Now they live in a tin box and have rocks painted green to look like grass. They ride around on their bicycles and wear name tags because they don't know who they are anymore. "They go to a building called a wreck center, but they must have got it...
  • Reports: Growing number of $100,000-plus public pensions in Illinois cost taxpayers

    10/30/2018 7:02:10 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 23 replies
    Illinois News Network ^ | 10/30/18 | Greg Bishop
    Two recent studies of public sector pay and retirement benefits show tens of thousands of retired Illinois public employees making six-figures or more in all levels of government, dwarfing figures from states with more people. ... Illinois has more than $130 billion in unfunded pension debt for its five state-run pension systems. Adding in other post employment benefits, that number climbs to more than $200 billion. Municipal governments in Illinois also are struggling with unfunded pension liability. Some report using most, if not all, of their share of property taxes to pay pension costs. Taxpayers United of America said Illinois’...
  • Pension / Retirement Crisis Is Becoming An Underfunded ‘Tsunami’ According to The SEC

    10/22/2018 12:48:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    The Daily Coin ^ | 10/22/2018
    We have detailed this problem over the past 3-4 years warning people about how bad the pensions around the nation have become nothing more than another ponzi scheme. Most, if not all, state, local and federal pension programs are underfunded by 40% or more.What we stated a mere two months ago, in September 2018! The steam that is building began in earnest in 2012 and has been picking up speed ever since. Look no further than some of the recent events we have documented time and again – Detroit, CALPers, Jeremy Stein, Teamsters and Dallas Pension Fund. All of these...
  • From The Freepers, Far Far Away

    09/09/2018 2:30:05 PM PDT · by Eagles Field · 48 replies
    Curiosity | 9-9-18 | Eagles Field
    I find it fascinating, which I suppose points to my lack of sophistication ... when I read from a Freeper who’s living in Singapore or some other such place. A U.S. citizen born and raised that chose that. I’ve flirted with it, no further than fingers typing on a keyboard from time to time where the interest quickly fleets. Frankly, I would be scared. But if I could escape the constant drum beat of liberal psychosis it would seem a path worth consideration. From someone to turn 64 in a few months and the realization of days dwindling. My questions...
  • POTUS Trump will soon make it EASIER for Americans to retire with more money

    08/31/2018 4:56:59 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 41 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/31/18 | USA Features
    Easy Street: POTUS Donald Trump is preparing to sign an executive order instructing federal agencies to loosen or change regulations that will make it far easier for more Americans to retire with more money.
  • 1 in 3 Americans have less than $5,000 saved for retirement

    08/27/2018 12:25:53 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 112 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/27/018 | Kathleen Elkins
    The vast majority of Americans, 78 percent, say they're "extremely" or "somewhat" concerned about not having enough money for retirement, according to Northwestern Mutual's 2018 Planning & Progress Study. And for good reason: A shocking 21 percent of Americans have nothing at all saved for the future, and another 10 percent have less than $5,000 tucked away, the study finds. That means about a third of Americans have only a few thousand dollars, or less, put away for their golden years.
  • ‘Too Little Too Late’: Bankruptcy Booms Among Older Americans

    08/09/2018 5:25:57 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 6, 2018 | Tara Siegel Bernard
    For a rapidly growing share of older Americans, traditional ideas about life in retirement are being upended by a dismal reality: bankruptcy. The signs of potential trouble — vanishing pensions, soaring medical expenses, inadequate savings — have been building for years. Now, new research sheds light on the scope of the problem: The rate of people 65 and older filing for bankruptcy is three times what it was in 1991, the study found, and the same group accounts for a far greater share of all filers. Driving the surge, the study suggests, is a three-decade shift of financial risk from...
  • This Could Be a Game-Changer for Retirement Savers

    08/02/2018 10:16:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | Aug 2, 2018 at 6:08AM | Matthew Frankel (TMFMathGuy)
    Legislation that would dramatically increase an important contribution limit just cleared a major hurdle. The House of Representatives recently passed two pieces of legislation that would make significant changes to health savings accounts (HSAs), including a massive increase in the amount of tax-deferred contributions that could be made to them. These changes could not only allow Americans to get more of a tax deduction for their healthcare expenditures, but they could also help participants build their retirement nest eggs at a faster rate. Here's a rundown of what the new HSA contribution limit could be, why it matters for retirement...
  • What Is The Most I Can Receive From My Social Security Retirement Benefits?

    08/02/2018 2:29:04 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 103 replies
    www.forbes.com ^ | Apr 18, 2018, 06:38am | David Rae
    The maximum monthly Social Security benefit for a person retiring in 2018, at their full retirement age, is $2,788 per month , or $33,456 per year. To achieve this benefit, you must have had the maximum taxable earning for a whopping 35 years. It is for this reason, that most people’s benefits will be far less. Forget this number if you plan to retire ahead of your full retirement age. Do you think you could live off $2,788 per month? Before you think about that, it’s important to note that the average check for 2018 is just $1,404 per month....
  • 3 Ways to Boost Your Social Security Benefits in Your 60s

    08/02/2018 10:02:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | Aug 2, 2018 at 7:21AM | Sean Williams (TMFUltraLong)
    It's not too late to increase your take-home from America's most important social program. There's a really good chance you'll be reliant on Social Security when you retire. According to data from the Social Security Administration, 62% of today's aged beneficiaries lean on the program to provide at least half of their monthly income. Of these folks, 34% rely on Social Security for virtually all of their income (90% to 100%). As for future retirees, national pollster Gallup found a strong expected reliance in an April 2018 survey. When polling nonretirees, Gallup observed that 30% expect Social Security to be...
  • Should You Take Social Security at 62, 66, or 70?

    08/02/2018 9:22:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 164 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | updated on January 11, 2018, and originally published on March 25, 2017 | Todd Campbell (TMFEBCapital)
    Social Security benefits can be claimed at any point after a recipient turns age 62, and most Americans take their Social Security as soon as they can. Claiming benefits early can be smart, but it can pay off to wait. If you're deciding when to start receiving Social Security, here's what to consider. Estimate your expenses Retirement usually means a big drop in income, and if you don't have a solid grasp on what your spending is going to look like in retirement, then you won't be able to make the best decision on when to claim. Depending on who...
  • The $36 billion multiemployer pension time bomb is almost ready to go off

    07/25/2018 6:59:45 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Daily Torch ^ | 07.25.2018 | Robert Romano
    114 out of the nation’s 1,400 multiemployer pension plans covering 1.3 million workers are underfunded to the tune of $36.4 billion, with plans expected to start going insolvent in the next 5 years or so, an Aug. 2017 analysis by Cheiron has found. This is the end result of unsustainable collective bargaining arrangements between unions and employer, creating defined benefit pension plans that promise retirements far in excess of what could be justified by monthly contributions and market returns. If these had been investment products, surely the Securities and Exchange Commission might have investigated for fraud. But because they were...
  • McConnell fuels Democrat panic, announces GOP will vote on Kennedy successor before midterms

    06/28/2018 6:24:19 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 44 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | Jun 28, 2018 | Frieda Powers
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spiked the panic on the left by announcing efforts to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy before the midterms. The Supreme Court Justice announced his retirement Wednesday, effective July 31, after more than three decades on the high court. His successor, chosen by President Trump, could transform the Supreme Court for years to come and the left is in a meltdown. “We will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy’s successor this fall,” McConnell said on the Senate floor after the news broke. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley echoed the expectations that the nomination process would begin soon. “For...
  • DNC members groan when hearing news of Kennedy’s retirement

    06/28/2018 3:49:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/28/18 | Stephen Sorace
    Members of the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday were heard groaning and saying, “Oh, my God,” when their meeting was broken up with news of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement. Politico reported-- citing an audio recording-- that the DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee was interrupted by the news alert that was followed with one person saying, “This is not good news.” **SNIP** The New York Times editorial board called Kennedy's decision “crushing.”
  • Justice Kennedy Retiring

    06/27/2018 11:04:55 AM PDT · by rb22982 · 288 replies
    CNBC ^ | 6/27/2018 | CNBC
    Breaking news
  • Getting ready to retire!!!

    06/25/2018 4:28:51 PM PDT · by A Cyrenian · 127 replies
    I have my health insurance issue solved. I think I have enough money save (who knows how much you need). It is what it is and I'm as ready as I'm going to be.For those of you who are retired or have recently retired. Can you send some tips my way? Any and all notes will be appreciated and heavily considered. Thanks to you all for your help.Peace be with you.
  • A Generation of Americans Is Entering Old Age the Least Prepared in Decades

    06/22/2018 4:14:38 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 43 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/22/2018 | Heather Gillers, Anne Tergesen and Leslie Scism
    Americans are reaching retirement age in worse financial shape than the prior generation, for the first time since Harry Truman was president. This cohort should be on the cusp of their golden years. Instead, their median incomes including Social Security and retirement-fund receipts haven’t risen in years, after having increased steadily from the 1950s. They have high average debt, are often paying off children’s educations and are dipping into savings to care for aging parents. Their paltry 401(k) retirement funds will bring in a median income of under $8,000 a year for a household of two. In total, more than...