Retirement columnist for Reuters, Morningstar and t.co/fEmihkSEhN; author of The Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Midwest reporter for Beverage Industry - a trade magazine covering soft drinks, beer and wine.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yep.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Raoul Duke.

3 Tips for Savers of All Ages

time.com — It's year-end, and retirement savers of all ages need to check their to-do lists. Here are some suggestions for current retirees, near-retirees, and younger savers just getting started. Unfortunately, the "deferred" part of tax-deferred retirement accounts doesn't last forever.

Fixing traffic light timing on Mercer will take years

komonews.com — SEATTLE -- Drivers navigating the stretch of Mercer Street between I-5 and Seattle Center sometimes feel like the traffic lights are conspiring against them. "It just doesn't make sense. Seems like there's no logic," says one commuter who did not want to reveal his name. "I just wanna drive into a brick wall sometimes."

Auburn decides to ditch controversial red-light cameras

komonews.com — AUBURN, Wash. -- Some drivers don't like the presence of red light cameras. "It feels kind of invasive to me," said Brian Miller. Others believe cities are photographing intersections for the wrong reason. "I think from the beginning they did it just to get more money.

Year-end tips for retirement savers young and not-so-young

reuters.com — ALREADY RETIRED: TAKE YOUR DISTRIBUTION Unfortunately, the "deferred" part of tax-deferred retirement accounts doesn't last forever. Required minimum distributions (RMDs) must be taken from individual retirement accounts (IRAs) starting in the year you turn 70 1/2 and from 401(k)s at the same age, unless you're still working for the employer that sponsors the plan.

Kristof’s “A Path Appears” is a great read for boomers who want to give back

retirementrevised.com — Many people approach retirement with thoughts of giving back and leaving a legacy, but they're unsure about the specific path to take. Many struggle with tough questions - where to volunteer? How to give money effectively? Should I focus here or abroad? What's the most important cause to work on?

How to Navigate the Overlap in Open Enrollment

time.com — This is enrollment season for two huge public health insurance programs: Medicare and the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchanges. For older Americans, the overlapping sign-up periods can lead to confusion and enrollment errors. Insurers offering Medicare and ACA policies have big money at stake, and consumers are subject to a blizzard of marketing messages.

Medicare, ACA care and how to navigate during enrollment

reuters.com — Insurers offering Medicare and ACA policies have big money at stake, and consumers are subject to a blizzard of marketing messages. Annual enrollment for Medicare prescription drug (Part D) and Advantage (Part C) plans began Oct. 15 and runs until Dec. 7; shopping for healthcare policies in the marketplace exchanges created under the ACA began Nov.

Funky thrift shop a casualty of Seattle's skyrocketing rents

komonews.com — SEATTLE -- An Elvis lamp. A Coca Cola bottle phone. Crazy wigs and animal masks of every kind. Rack after rack of vintage clothing. One of Seattle's most popular thrift stores will soon close because its most loyal customers can no longer afford skyrocketing rents in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Vandals cover school buses with racist and obscene graffiti

komonews.com — GIG HARBOR, Wash. -- It was still dark at 5 a.m. Monday morning when the first staff members, drivers and mechanics arrived to get school buses rolling for the day. It wasn't long before somebody noticed the fresh lines of red and black spray paint. "Ridiculous.

Fla. growler ban fails constitutional sobriety test

orlandosentinel.com — Alex Piasecki, co-owner of The Crafted Keg restaurant in Stuart, has "a customer relations problem," as he puts it. But it's not his fault. It's the result of a ridiculous Florida law that forces him to say illogical things to many of his customers.
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Nov 20, 2014

Lack of universal coverage <65 means U.S. seniors have more health problems than in other nations. consumer.healthday.com/senior-citizen… @commonwealthfnd

Nov 20, 2014

#Medicare & #Obamacare open enrollment periods can overlap for older Americans. Navigation help today @reutersmoney. reuters.com/article/2014/1…



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