Category Archives: Retirement

Income, Wages, And Poverty

It seems to me…. “Inequality causes problems by creating fissures in societies, leaving those at the bottom feeling marginalized or disenfranchised.” ~ Nicholas Kristof[1]. Even with the economy continuing to expand and unemployment at its lowest point in ten years, … Continue reading

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Debt and Inequality

It seems to me… “A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.” ~ Alexis de Tocqueville. Misguided conservatives continue to sally forth to battle some non-existent … Continue reading

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Life’s Stages

It seems to me… “We come fresh to the different stages of life, and in each of them we are quite inexperienced, no matter how old we are.” François de la Rochefoucauld. There have been times in my life when … Continue reading

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Retirement Planning

It seems to me… “You can retire from a job, but don’t ever retire from making extremely meaningful contributions in life.” ~ Stephen Covey. In 1900, the average person in the U.S. had a life expectancy of 47 years; today, … Continue reading

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Social Security Updates

It seems to me… “For more than forty years, the United States Congress has shamelessly used payroll taxes intended for Social Security to fund big government spending.”  ~ Mike Pence. An entitlement is a guarantee of access to benefits within … Continue reading

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Wither The Middle Class?

It seems to me… “The most perfect political community must be amongst those who are in the middle rank, and those states are best instituted wherein these are a larger and more respectable part, if possible, than both the other; … Continue reading

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Evolving Social Security To Meet Future Needs

It seems to me… Barry Rand, AARP CEO, recently editorialized[i] concerning possible changes to the Social Security program (technically the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Program).  As should be expected, some of his comments I totally agree with; others … Continue reading

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