Stimulus Package
Finance Political

Low-Income Retirees Ignored in Stimulus Package

Simplified Senate Bill Includes More Seniors for Stimulus Package.  Once again, the nation’s in economic hot water. This time, blame our fiscal headaches on a hangover from the housing bubble and $100-a-barrel gasoline. Will Senior Citizens Receive Coronavirus Stimulus Checks? It’s always something. After the dot.com bubble popped back in 2001, President Bush chose to…

Drug Firms
Finance Health & Medical

Drug Firms Add Canada to Axis of Evil

I am so angry I could spit bullets. By the time you finish reading this, you too will be outraged. Yesterday I received 17 reader emails on one subject. The day before, 26. Last Thursday, 43. All from our brother and sister seniors across the country struggling in quiet desperation to pay for food and…

Economic Collapse: Sinking & Swimming
Finance

Economic Collapse: Sinking & Swimming

A decade ago I was a millionaire – on paper at least – and today I have to keep an eye on every dollar to get by from month to month. It has been an exercise in sinking and swimming, an ode to our time, a symphony of economic scales that occurs at least once…

What is a Reverse Mortgage
Finance

Reverse Mortgages: What Are They, Who Benefits?

Reverse mortgages are becoming increasingly popular in America. However, many are still unsure of what exactly they are, and who stands to benefit. “It’s a buzz word,” said Dean Wegner, a mortgage expert. “‘Hey, I got a reverse mortgage,’ so they’re going with the flow, and I don’t know if everybody actually understands, completely understands…

Senior Travel Discounts and Deals
Finance Travel

Senior Travel Deals & Discounts

The silver lining of growing old… Yes, growing older does have a silver lining. But not every senior travel discount beats what young’uns pay. How can you tell a good deal from a crock of Geritol? Outside of Trust-Fund Kids, no group has more leisure time than older folks–and the travel industry is well aware…

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