Who Will Live to 100?

A middle class girl born in the US today has a 50/50 chance of reaching 100 years old. A guess, yes. But the prediction reflects what Princeton economist Angus Deaton says is rather likely. Looking ba…

Entitlement Spending: Aging Benefits

When you combine better health care with generous pensions you get (choose one):- – happy retirees – happy politicians – insufficiently funded national pension programs – the e…

Tax Code Untouchables

Just eliminate deductions and exclusions to cure our budget problems. Yes? Not so easy. Here is a list of the 20 largest “Tax Expenditures” for 2012 from Credit Suisse. As you can see, eac…

Seeing the Elderly You

More of us are worried about financing retirement. But it’s not the “gloomy boomers” who said three years ago, at 50 or so, that they feared outliving their money. Now, according to …

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