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Internet Security Tips For Seniors

Bill Mullins’ blog has a post with some tips for seniors.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau 40% of of people 65 and older have a computer at home. Of this total, approximately 25% of these individuals are connected to the Internet.

If anything, I’m sure these numbers are now even higher, since these numbers were taken from the census of 2005. In Canada, where I live, recent statistics indicate older adults are the …Read more ›

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Research: Income And Poverty Among Older Americans

The Congressional Research Service has its annual research report out today.

Older Americans are an economically diverse group. In 2008, the median income of individuals aged 65 and older was $18,208 but incomes varied widely around this average. One-fourth of Americans 65 and older had incomes of …Read more ›

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Seniors will not be getting a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for first time in 35 Years!

Barring action by Congress, 2010 will be the first year in 35 years that seniors don’t get a cost-of-living adjustment. Benefits won’t shrink, but it may feel like a cut because of rising medical costs.

Come January, seniors may do a double take after seeing their Social Security checks. The 2- to 3-percentage-point increase in benefits they’ve been getting each year won’t be there.

That’s because, for the first time in three decades, the checks likely …Read more ›

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