Retirement columnist for Reuters, Morningstar and http://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.

Social Security reform should boost benefits and taxes, poll finds

retirementrevised.com — It's no surprise that a new public opinion survey would find broad public opposition to cutting Social Security benefits. But a survey released this week [PDF] by the National Academy of Social Insurance finds a strong majority of Americans actually support boosting benefits - and taxing themselves to pay for it.

The COLA crunch: Why Social Security isn't keeping up with seniors' costs

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Brian Snyder A man soaks his feet in a fountain while reading a magazine on the Rose Kennedy Greenway on a warm summer afternoon in Boston, Massachusetts July 19, 2011. Retirees will get a 1.7 percent bump in their Social Security benefit next year, according to the Social Security Administration, which announced the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) on Wednesday.

Why Your Social Security Check Isn't Keeping Up With Your Costs

time.com — Social Security's annual inflation adjustment is one of the program's most valuable features. But it's time to adjust the adjustment. Retirees will get a 1.7% bump in their Social Security benefit next year, according to the Social Security Administration, which announced the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) on Wednesday.

COLUMN-The COLA crunch: Why Social Security isn't keeping up with seniors' costs

reuters.com — By Mark Miller CHICAGO Oct 23 (Reuters) - Social Security's annual inflation adjustment is one of the program's most valuable features. But it's time to adjust the adjustment. Retirees will get a 1.7 percent bump in their Social Security benefit next year, according to the Social Security Administration, which announced the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) on Wednesday.

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Some Medicare Advantage Plans Have Hidden Risks-Here's How to Avoid Them

time.com — Seniors have flocked to Medicare Advantage in recent years, attracted by savings on premiums and the convenience of one-stop shopping. But as the annual Medicare enrollment season began this week, a memorandum from federal officials to plan providers surfaced that serves as a big red warning flag.

Blazing a New Trail on Long-Term Care Underwriting

wealthmanagement.com — The nation's largest long-term care insurance (LTCI) underwriter is blazing a new trail for the industry on how policies are underwritten. Genworth informed its sales agents in August that it has begun considering not only the health of applicants, but also the health history of their parents, in underwriting policies.

Beware: Some Medicare Advantage plans have plenty of disadvantages

reuters.com — The upshot: Assess the quality of any Advantage plan before you sign up. The memorandum, first reported by the New York Times, described ongoing compliance problems uncovered in federal audits of Advantage and prescription drug plans. These include inadequate rationales for denial of coverage, failure to consider clinical information from doctors and failure to notify patients of their rights to appeal decisions.

Tips for Navigating Medicare Open Enrollment

morningstar.com — If you go into Medicare Advantage, think about that as the all-combined-in-one, usually HMO or PPO option. So, it's managed care. Everything is through the one funnel. Usually, the prescription-drug component is in the Advantage program. You don't have Medigap policies in that because Medicare Advantage, on its own, does all the things that Medigap does.
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Oct 24, 2014

401k account contribution limit rises to $18,000 next year from $17,500, IRS announces. Few will hit the ceiling! irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/I…

Oct 24, 2014

WATCH: Social Security reform: Strong public consensus for higher benefits and taxes, @socialinsurance poll shows. nasi.org/events/175/liv…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @socialinsurance: RT @reuters: COLUMN-The COLA crunch: Why Social Security isn't keeping up with seniors' costs reut.rs/1DE1yCE @retirerevised

Oct 22, 2014

Moderating panel discussion on #SocialSecurity reform @socialinsurance forum tomorrow. Join us 10amET here or CSPAN2 nasi.org/civicrm/event/…

Oct 22, 2014

@davidmwessel @PennyWriter WSJ says workers R doing a bit better - up 2% in past year. Retirees less flexibility, 2. online.wsj.com/articles/u-s-j…



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