The Golden Years May Become Scary

When the Social Security Administration announced that for 2016, 2017, 2018, there would be NO “cost of living adjustment” (COLA) to retirement payments, many considered inflation was under control. The reason for no COLA is simple, and Congress sets the COLA based on the performance of the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The CPI failed to grow [...]

By |2020-04-15T23:48:12+00:00September 24th, 2019|Retirement Planning|

Nightmare On Easy Street

A recent report about retirement confidence from the Employee Benefit Research Institute found a widespread concern over the future, the future in retirement income, the future of social security and the future of Medicare. This article was originally written in 2015 and it is coming true rapidly.  Well worth a new read.   Click here [...]

By |2020-04-15T23:48:32+00:00August 19th, 2019|Retirement Planning|

Beware Of The Future Cost Of Medical Care

Two things have happened that cause great concern for our future medical care. Both costs and health care are in peril. With the advent of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the amount of medical cost reimbursements paid to providers by Medicare has been reduced. In other words, less from Medicare, more out of pocket for [...]

By |2020-04-13T19:08:06+00:00February 4th, 2019|Financial Planning|