Monthly Archives: November 2015

Requiem for a Claiming Strategy

On the surface, it seems too good to be true. You have a married couple, where (let’s say) the husband has earned higher yearly income than his wife. That means he has contributed more to Social Security over his working … Continue reading

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Medicare Fix-It

Congressional leaders and the Obama Administration have fixed the potentially alarming increase in Medicare Part B premiums under the recently-passed government budget deal. Medicare Part B covers most health care services outside of hospitals, and thus represents one of the … Continue reading

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Retirement at 75?

Chances are you’ve wondered about the prospects of younger Americans. Will they enjoy the same economic conditions that their parents lived through? Will retirement still be an option for them? The NerdWallet organization recently issued a report which found a … Continue reading

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Shifting Share

If you want to see global economic history in a single colorful graph, check out this one, produced by The Atlantic magazine. It shows the share of global GDP for various countries since the year 1 AD. What you see … Continue reading

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myRA May Not Be YOUR RA

Suppose somebody offered you a choice between two cars. The first car was identical to the second car, with one exception: it would only travel at a constant speed of 30 miles an hour. In the other car, you could … Continue reading

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