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Americans expect to work longer, retire later
Mon Apr 30, 2012
A small inheritance filled the gap in my retirement kitty, so I am now at age 69 working part-time & enjoying the slower pace.
Bachmann's husband got $137,000 in Medicaid funds
Tue Jun 28, 2011
Her lack of understanding about the major benefits businesses gain from "welfare", health programs, farm subsidies, trade tariffs AND mortgage deductions is typical of upper class Americans. They really don't see those subsidies of themselves as the government welfare they are.
5 ways for retirees to save on future taxes
Sun Apr 10, 2011
State income taxes alone are a misleading indicator of the cost of living. I'm leaving Florida for Georgia, which means incurring state income tax, although $35K is exempt as a retiree.
TSA chief warns against boycotts at airports
Mon Nov 22, 2010
One thing I learned in managing government agencies...when you start getting multiple complaints in the media...something is going wrong at the street level of your agency. Security has always been ham-handed with people with disabilities, but it's 20 years past the ADA, so it's time for TSA to ge …
How do you use TripAdvisor and other hotel review sites?
Fri Oct 22, 2010
Used them year for a trip to Russia/Scandinavia...selected all my hotels based on reviews, and was very happy with the results. Accurate.
Iowa National Guard soldiers leave for biggest deployment since WWII
Tue Aug 10, 2010
Our Florida National Guard deployed Delta Company, the entire first battalion, last January. Just helped do a mid-deployment Yellow Ribbon for their families. These, too are citizen soldiers from towns small and large throughout our state. Their families are making a major sacrifice to be sepa …
When do you plan to retire?
Mon Jul 27, 2009
Am 66 now, love my work. But the market hit means I'll keep working at least part-time beyond 70 if I have business and stamina.
Bonus furor may prompt limits on AIG bailout
Mon Mar 16, 2009
Why aren't bankers & insurance execs responsible for the losses they create? I own a business, and when we hit a bad patch 12 years ago I laid off employees, cancelled the office lease, and personally paid back every penny.
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