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  • 10 Things You Need to Know About Retiring to Florida: There's more to the Sunshine State than Disney, golf and beaches.

    11/17/2023 9:21:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Kiplinger ^ | 11/17/2023 | BOB NIEDT
    As you sit there mulling a retirement in the South, approximately 1,000 people are already on their way to Florida today with all their household belongings. Should you join them?Like many baby boomers approaching retirement age and hunting for a warmer climate to call home in their golden years, my wife and I scouted cities and towns in Florida for a possible landing pad — so I had some skin in the game (we decided on elsewhere).But Florida isn’t all about the beaches, Disney World and the massive retirement community known as The Villages. I interviewed experts and residents for...
  • The average retiree spends $4,818 on monthly expenses — and burns 75% of that on these 4 things. How does your own spending stack up?

    11/13/2023 4:30:20 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 64 replies
    moneywise ^ | Oct 30, 2023 | Dori Zinn
    The average American 65 years of age and up earns an annual pre-tax income of $60,359, and that same group spends $57,818 yearly, or $4,818 a month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That income doesn’t leave a lot of extra cash for unexpected expenses or emergencies. The average American aged 65-69 has about $200,000 in retirement savings, according to an analysis of Federal Reserve data, and might still need to work even when they reach retirement age. High expenses often play a role. Watch for these four categories of spending that eat into monthly expenses. 1. Housing...
  • Worcester, Springfield Ranked Among Best Places To Retire: U.S. News (MA)

    11/12/2023 6:08:40 PM PST · by matt04 · 92 replies
    Ask anyone in Massachusetts: the best place to live out your last few years on Earth is Worcester. Or Springfield. This week, U.S. News & World Report released its ranking of Best Places to Retire, and the only two to crack the top 100 in Massachusetts were Worcester and Springfield. Keep in mind this is a list that ranked Harrisburg, PA, No. 1, and put Flint, Mich., ahead of cities surrounded by natural beauty, culture and attractions like Boise and Las Vegas. This year’s list is based on the evaluation of the nation’s 150 most populated metropolitan areas based on...
  • Harrisburg Tops U.S. News 2024 Best Places To Retire Ranking

    11/07/2023 9:02:53 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 33 replies
    Retirement Daily ^ | 11/6/23 | Retrement Daily
    U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today unveiled the 2024 Best Places To Retire in the United States rankings. This year’s list evaluated the country’s 150 most populous metropolitan areas based on how well they meet Americans' expectations for retirement, with measures including affordability, health care, desirability, retiree taxes, job market and overall happiness. The results are three new places in the top five. Pennsylvania dominated the top five in this year’s list and secured seven placements in the overall top 10. Harrisburg rose one spot to take the No. 1 rank due...
  • Please review my game for me

    11/03/2023 8:49:32 PM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 17 replies ^ | 11/3/2023 | for-q-clinton
    So I recently retired from the air force and I'm just looking to keep busy and keep my brain learning. I created a mobile game that you can try on I'll soon be releasing it on the app stores (iphone and android). I'd love your feedback on what you think. Is the music for each mode appropriate? Is it fun? Are the modes distinct and interesting enough to try each one? You can try the game here:
  • IBM to scrap 401(k) matching, offer something else instead

    11/02/2023 7:46:24 PM PDT · by TrailWalker · 13 replies
    The Register ^ | 11/02/2023 | Thomas Claburn
    IBM is set to shake up its retirement benefits in 2024 much to the alarm of at least some staff. The IT giant on Wednesday informed its US workers that starting on January 1, 2024, the corporation will no longer match employee contributions to their 401(k) retirement plans. Instead, it will offer a new benefit called a Retirement Benefit Account (RBA).
  • Another House Democrat Announces Retirement Ahead of 2024 Election

    10/31/2023 10:49:02 AM PDT · by CFW · 27 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 10/31/23 | Zachary Stieber
    Another member of the U.S. House of Representatives is declining to run in 2024. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) will step down at the end of his term after representing Oregon in the House for 29 years, he announced on Oct. 30. "Simply said, it is time to continue my life’s mission without the burden of day-to-day politics," Mr. Blumenauer, 75, said in a statement. He said the choice to step down was difficult but that he will keep "championing livable communities starting right here in Portland and being a resource and a partner for the next generation.” Mr. Blumenauer has...
  • A Father Kept All His Money For Himself To Spend On Travel During Retirement, But His Kids Were Unforgiving When They Found Out

    10/06/2023 9:42:14 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 149 replies
    Loved By Curls ^ | Oct 6, 2023 | Jake McKinney
    A father of three recently revealed to his eldest daughter that he and their mother planned to retire early and spend all their money during retirement—now she and her sister are furious. Here’s what the dad had to say. The man and his wife are in their mid-40s, both successful in their respective careers and earning an annual combined income of approximately $300,000. “We’ve both worked hard to get where we are in our careers and thankfully, that means we’re able to provide a good life for our kids. We aren’t rich, and we don’t live beyond our means,” the...
  • Retired Australians spent almost 500 days at sea after booking 51 straight cruises because it’s cheaper than a retirement home

    10/01/2023 10:03:31 PM PDT · by dennisw · 66 replies
    NY POST ^ | Published Sep. 30, 2023, 4:56 p.m. ET | By Alyssa Guzman
    A retired Australian couple became the stars of the sea as they spent nearly 500 days cruising around the world after booking 51 back-to-back cruises. Marty and Jess Ansen took off on their first cruise on June 16, 2022, after a long two years of strict COVID-19 lockdowns in Australia. They have yet to stop, booking a total of 51 trips so far. The great-grandparents have stayed on board Princess Cruises’ 2,000-passenger Coral Princess for more than 450 days — longer than most of the crew, including the captains — and expect to stay onboard the ship for two years....
  • Why Kix is Calling It Quits This Month (No more Yeah, Yeah, Yeah)

    09/19/2023 3:31:08 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 50 replies
    Ultimate Classic Rock ^ | September 2, 2023 | Matt Wardlaw
    Kix will play their final show this month — and according to vocalist Steve Whiteman, not a moment too soon. The Maryland rockers are set to end a 45-year career with a Sept. 17 hometown gig at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia. "I don't want to go out sucking — I want to go out being pretty good," Whiteman said on a recent episode of SiriusXM's Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk (via Blabbermouth). "But age takes its toll," he added, citing drummer Jimmy Chalfant's 2021 heart attack and subsequent onstage collapse last November as contributing factors. The vocalist also...
  • 5 Reasons People Retire in Florida and Several Reasons Why People Leave the Sunshine State

    08/26/2023 8:31:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Kiplinger ^ | 08/26/2023 | Deborah Yao
    While choosing to retire in Florida isn’t the best choice for everyone, relocating to the Sunshine State comes with its share of benefits. Of course, some people move to Florida for the warm weather and plentiful beaches, but that’s not all the state has to offer. Florida happens to be one of the most tax-friendly states for retirees, and plenty of out-of-state retirees are taking notice. For example, Kiplinger previously reported on migration data showing that Florida gained residents from high-tax states. (Between 2020 and 2021, more than 84,000 new Florida residents came from New York alone.) 10 Most Tax-Friendly...
  • Is Social Security savable?

    08/25/2023 8:15:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/25/2023 | Brenton Smith
    Milton Friedman once observed, “If the government ran the Sahara, in five years there would be a shortage of sand.” He was right. The government has run Social Security for more than 80 years, and now there is a shortage of security. At this point, the experts believe that someone who is 79 years old today is likely to outlive the system’s ability to pay scheduled benefits. The solution, according to the White House fact sheet on the 2024 Budget Proposal, is: do nothing, and the Republicans cheered. That leaves a rapidly growing problem to third parties.Social Security presents a...
  • New York Comptroller: Taxpayers Fleeing, Slowing Economy Are Driving $36 Billion Budget Shortfall

    07/22/2023 11:57:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/22/2023 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto: Coast to Coast,” New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (D) discussed the state’s projected $36 billion budget shortfall over three years and stated that taxpayers leaving the state is part of the issue along with the fact that the economy is slowing down. DiNapoli stated, “I think there are a couple of factors happening: There’s no doubt the economy certainly is slowing and we are feeling the effects in the current year collections of the slowdown, as far as financial services, Wall Street’s a very important part of the economy in...
  • Americans ‘Are Waking Up’ to Biden Admin’s ‘Assault on Their Retirement Accounts,’ GOP Lawmaker Says

    07/12/2023 11:58:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | July 12, 2023 | Samantha Aschieris
    Investors throughout the U.S. “are being held hostage by those who … don’t want to maximize retirement profits, but rather seek to push a far left social and political agenda,” according to Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Mich. “Forcing lower returns on Americans who are trying to build a securer financial future is wrong,” Huizenga said on Wednesday at a House Financial Services Committee hearing titled “Protecting Investor Interests: Examining Environmental and Social Policy in Financial Regulation.” “This approach undermines traditional and, frankly, legal government structures and has turned our financial system into a political battlefield.” “But I’m here to tell you...
  • How Do You Stack Up When It Comes to Retirement? We look at averages of retirement savings, Social Security benefits, health expenses and how retirees spend their time.

    06/22/2023 9:51:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Kiplinger ^ | 06/22/2023 | Andrew Rosen, CFP, CEP
    There's something about statistics that gets me energized, even on a weekday! I particularly enjoy comparing myself to others and understanding how I measure up. It's only natural to want to know if you're average or above average. This knowledge helps you gauge your position and serves as a valuable reminder of what the future may hold. As a financial planner, understanding retirement averages like these can truly assist both you and me in planning for the future. So, let me share with you my thoughts on some intriguing figures I recently came across in a Wall Street Journal article...
  • The great unretirement! How droves of employees are now being forced BACK to the workplace as inflation hammers their savings - here's what to know before you quit work

    06/03/2023 3:21:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/03/23 | Tilly Armstrong
    When Sam Dogen retired at age 34 with a net worth of $3million he vowed never to return to his grueling job in investment banking. As a pioneer of the FIRE - financial independence, retire early - movement, he had meticulously planned for 13 years to ensure he had a passive income of $80,000 a year in retirement. But a decade later, Dogen, now 45, is being forced to join the ranks of the unretired. Amid soaring inflation and rising costs, he needs to go back to work to be able to afford his kids' college tuition, which he has...
  • House Republican announces abrupt retirement from Congress, dropping McCarthy's already small majority

    06/03/2023 5:32:49 AM PDT · by Twotone · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 31, 2023 | Chris Enloe
    Republican Rep. Chris Stewart (Utah) announced Wednesday that he will retire from Congress. The Salt Lake Tribune first reported on Stewart's retirement plans. In a statement, Stewart said that serving in Congress "has been one of the great honors" of his life but explained his wife's health made his retirement "necessary." "I can say with pride that I have been an effective leader for my beloved home state, and I’m honored to have played an important role in guiding our nation through some troubled times," Stewart said. "But my wife's health concerns have made it necessary that I retire from...
  • DE Senator Tom Carper (D) to retire...

    05/22/2023 10:21:21 AM PDT · by oldskoolwargamer2 · 6 replies
    WDEL ^ | 2023-05-22 | Mike Phillips
    Not much chance for a pickup here. He was actually a pretty reasonable Democrat, Navy veteran, fairly centrist. Liberals here hated him as "corporate" and "centrist". Probably to be replaced by Lisa Blunt Rochester, current DE Representative. She has been pretty non-descript so far, probably comfortably in the middle or a little to the right of the current crop of House Democrats.
  • No, Mitch McConnell is not ready for retirement" "I am looking forward to returning to the Senate on Monday. We’ve got important business to tackle and big fights to win..."

    04/14/2023 8:25:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/14/2023 | Karen Townsend
    AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite The Senate’s two-week recess ends on Monday. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will be back to work then. He made the announcement on Twitter, a nod to recent gossiping and speculation that he would retire after treatment for a concussion suffered when McConnell took a fall at a dinner event. McConnell is 81 years old so talk of retirement after his long career in public service is not out of the ordinary. McConnell fell during a dinner event in early March. He was hospitalized and treated for a concussion. He was moved to an inpatient...
  • Sources: GOP senators preparing for McConnell retirement

    04/13/2023 10:38:15 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 121 replies
    The Spectator World ^ | April 13, 2023 | Cockburn
    Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell has been out of the public eye for weeks, following a serious fall that hospitalized him. Now multiple sources confirm that Senators John Barrasso of North Dakota, John Cornyn of Texas and John Thune of South Dakota are actively reaching out to fellow Republican senators in efforts to prepare for an anticipated leadership vote — a vote that would occur upon announcement that McConnell would be retiring from his duties as leader, and presumably the Senate itself. One source says that Cornyn has been particularly active in his preparations, taking fellow senators with whom he...