Threatened pension cuts will test Trump ties to Rust Belt voters

Karen Friedman has been traveling the country speaking at meetings of retired union members – and they are angry. What riles them is the prospect of deep cuts in promised pension benefits, and they are hoping for relief from President Donald Trump. “Many of them were Trump voters,” said Friedman, executive vice president and policy […]

Older and jobless: the recovery’s forgotten story

Six years after the Great Recession ended, jobless older workers are the forgotten story of the economic recovery. U.S. employers are creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs every month, but millions of older workers who want a job cannot find work. The economic data documenting the problem is clear. So is one of the […]

Republican health reform is the real disaster for older Americans

The health reform bill proposed by the White House and Speaker Paul Ryan is predicated on the political assertion that Obamacare is a “disaster,” characterized by collapsing insurance markets and soaring premiums. Some states have had problems, to be sure – and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could stand some tweaking. But if your income is […]

Heading off a housing crisis for an aging America

Debates about improving America’s infrastructure typically focus on projects like bridges, roads, railroads and power grids. But with President-Elect Donald Trump calling for $1 trillion in infrastructure spending over the next 10 years, here is an item that should be added to that list: affordable housing for seniors. By 2035, one of every three U.S. […]

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Life insurance in retirement: Who needs it?

The KISS principle--invented by the U.S. Navy in the 1960s--holds that most systems work best when they are kept simple. And KISS is a great principle to apply to this question: When, if ... [Continue Reading]

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Life insurance in retirement: Who needs it?

The KISS principle–invented by the U.S. Navy in the 1960s–holds that most systems work best when they are kept simple. And KISS is a great principle to apply to this question: When, if ever, does it make sense to own life insurance in retirement? Keeping things simple, here’s the answer: In most cases, never. The […]

Republican health reform is the real disaster for older Americans

The health reform bill proposed by the White House and Speaker Paul Ryan is predicated on the political assertion that Obamacare is a “disaster,” characterized by collapsing insurance markets and soaring premiums. Some states have had problems, to be sure – and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could stand some tweaking. But if your income is […]

Threatened pension cuts will test Trump ties to Rust Belt voters

Karen Friedman has been traveling the country speaking at meetings of retired union members – and they are angry. What riles them is the prospect of deep cuts in promised pension benefits, and they are hoping for relief from President Donald Trump. “Many of them were Trump voters,” said Friedman, executive vice president and policy […]