Our Most Recent Social Security Worries

Looking at the near and distant future, we should continue to worry about the Social Security projections in yesterday’s 2024 Trustees Report.

Why Future Grandmas Should Worry

Ranking the global retirements systems of 47 countries, a group in Australia placed . the Netherlands at the top.

A Medicare Surprise

Whether looking back to 1965’s predictions or at the past decade, Medicare spending has alwaya had some surprises.

Our Most Up-to-Date Social Security Worries

With the newest Trustees Report, Social Security projections indicate the Congress might echo its 1983 negotiations.

When a (Social Security) COLA Is Not Sweet Enough

Although Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLAs) are at recent highs, they don’t reflect inflation’s impact on seniors.

How (NOT) To Reduce a Federal Budget

Faced with pension reform proposals, workers in France responded with protests that U.S. lawmakers surely want to avoid.

Where There is More (and Less) Care For the Elderly

As Baby Boomers elevate the world’s ageing populations, their governments (and children) are deciding how they want to support them.

Why a Debt Rescue Committee Is “Deja Vu All Over Again”

Like Yogi Berra, we could say “deja vu all over again” about the Congressional debt reduction committees that were proposed and created.

The Countries With the Best and Worst Social Security Systems

By comparing the world’s retirement systems through the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index, we can see how to improve them.

Why a COLA Just Got Sweeter

With inflation in the 8 percent range, Social Security COLAs–its the Cost-of-Living-Adjustments–will head toward all time highs.