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1 in 4 Seniors Say They Regret Making This Retirement Move

Some say they were forced to make the decision to collect benefits early.<p>It can be justly said that, without Social Security, a lot of today’s …

The Motley Fool

What Every American Wishes They Knew <i>Before</i> Filing For Social Security<p>Including... the simple process that helps remove the guesswork and makes it …

Retirement

In my genes: Adventures in DNA testing

What genetic secrets hide beneath a “white bread” appearance?<p>When I lived in New York City in the early 1980’s, in Brooklyn — long before it became hipster central and preening ground, back when no one would even visit you there, even if you threw a party — I would take a long subway journey once a …

Sometimes it’s smart to take Social Security early

This story is provided and presented by our sponsor<p>Most self-described retirement experts will advise you to wait as long as possible before applying for Social Security benefits. But I'm here to tell you why this might be wrong for you.<p>The argument in favor of waiting goes something like this: By …

Retirement

8 natural & homemade insecticides to save your garden without killing the Earth

<b>These natural and DIY pesticides are effective at helping to rid your crops of harmful critters, but safe enough to keep from poisoning you and your</b> …

8 countries where $200,000 in retirement savings will last 30 years

Retiring abroad certainly has its benefits, such as less costly healthcare, a refreshing change of scenery and a lower cost of living. That last …

Read This Before You Take Social Security Benefits

Social Security provides the lion's share of most retirees' income during their golden years. It's critical to take your benefits at the time when they'll do you the most good. Before you make that key decision, you owe it to yourself to learn as much as you can about how the timing of when you …

Retirement

5 Facts About Social Security Benefits Baby Boomers Should Know

The baby boomer generation includes Americans born between 1946 and 1964, or those that are between 52 and 70 years of age now. With this generation at or near Social Security age, there are some critical facts baby boomers should know about the financial state of Social Security, potential …

Retirement

3 Reasons to Claim Social Security Early

Social Security serves as a key source of income for millions of retirees, and the age at which you first claim those benefits most definitely makes a difference. If you file for benefits at what's considered full retirement age, or FRA, you'll collect 100% of your full monthly benefits. For …

Retirement

The sharing economy will screw us all — and it’s retirement we have to be really worried about

More like a share-the-crumbs economy. As more of us fight for the scraps, Social Security more important than ever<p>Meet Howard and Jean, an older couple I know, who like so many Americans of the “greatest generation” plugged into the New Deal world that promised a secure lunch pail for the middle …

This Strategy Could Make Claiming Social Security at 62 a No-Brainer

Source: BIGSTOCK.<p>Deciding when to start taking Social Security retirement benefits is a difficult choice that everyone has to make based on their specific circumstances. However, there are some cases in which taking Social Security at age 62, the earliest possible age, could be financially …

Retirement

When should I take my Social Security?

Social Security rules are complicated and change often. For the most recent “Ask Larry” columns, check out</b> …

Retirement

Social Security: 3 Terrible Reasons to File for Benefits at 67

Countless seniors rely on Social Security to pay their living costs in retirement. But while the payments you're entitled to are based on how much you earned during your working years, the age at which you first claim those benefits could impact how much you ultimately get.<p>Some people rush to take …

Retirement

How to Make Your Life Better by Sending Five Simple Emails

I’ve covered a lot of research on how to make your life better but many people struggle with implementing changes because it seems like a major …

Employment

Finland is considering giving every citizen a basic income

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>The Finnish government is getting serious about the idea of a national basic income. It has commissioned KELA, the national social insurance provider, to study the concept, calculate the costs, and run an experiment in 2017 to judge the feasibility of rolling it out …

Basic Income

The 11 Slow Cooker Mistakes That Might Be Sabotaging Your Meals

How many are you committing?<p>The slow cooker is the one appliance heralded by just about every home cook for making our lives easier. But just because it'll cook you dinner all on its own doesn't mean there aren't rules and guidelines that need to be followed for it to do its job well. Because there …

Cooking

Ban Columbus Day? There Shouldn't Be a Debate

As most of us know -- there is no reason on the planet for the United States to observe at least two of its holidays -- Columbus Day and Thanksgiving. Both for basically for the same reason.<p>The United States' perception of Christopher Columbus is filled with erroneous information. He was a killer. …

How to Get People to Like You: 7 Ways From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

5 Pre-Retirement Mistakes Even the Smartest People Make

Being in the home stretch leading up to retirement can feel great, but financial advisers say even the savviest people can miscalculate or overlook …

Expecting a public pension? Don’t hold your breath for Social Security too

Social Security rules are complicated and change often. For the most recent “Ask Larry” columns, check out</i> …

Retirement

This Big Texas City Will Soon Be Powered Entirely By Wind And Sun

GEORGETOWN, TEXAS — There’s a fast-growing city in Texas that also has one of the most progressive energy programs in the country — and it’s not …

Renewable Energy

10 tricks to raise your retirement living standard

Social Security rules are complicated and change often. For the most recent “Ask Larry” columns, check out</i> …

Retirement

Why Even Vaccinated People Can Catch Measles

A measles outbreak that started last December has infected at least 84 people in 14 states, including at least 5 people who were immunized against …

How working can impact Social Security in retirement

Many people would like to work into their 60s, 70s and beyond, but they wonder if their income will affect their Social Security benefits.<p>To address that topic, we talked to B.J. Jarrett, a spokesman for the Social Security Administration (www.ssa.gov).<p><b>Q: Do you lose any of your Social Security</b> …

Retirement

The 10 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make in a Job Negotiation

<b>1) Not Negotiating</b><p>Via The Essentials of Job Negotiations: Proven Strategies for Getting What You Want:<p>…the overarching theme to successful job …

Evidence Shows MIT Had Cure for Ebola Back in 2011

<i>By Jonathan Benson, contributing writer to Natural News</i><p>A major breakthrough out of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) shows incredible …