2023 will bring historic changes for retirees on Social Security

(Katie Brockman) Social Security can go a long way toward making retirement more affordable, but as inflation continues to rise, it is becoming increasingly difficult for fixed-income retirees to make ends meet. Fortunately, relief could be on the horizon. Next month, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will announce cost of living (COLA) for the year … Read more

US online casino gambling set for expansion

Wayne Barry The Associated Press Atlantic City, NJ – With sports betting spreading across the country as states, casinos and consumers eagerly embrace the new gambling market, online casino games have grown much more slowly. Participants at a major casino conference on Friday said that the online casino market has huge potential for growth and … Read more

The surprising truth about the future of Social Security | Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Selina Marangian) Here are some scary headlines you may have come across that give the impression that Social Security is on the way to becoming a thing of the past: “Social Security is expected to be insolvent a year earlier than previously expected” (New York times, 2021) “Why is Social Security running out of money?” … Read more

Memories of the Great Migration of Sandhill Cranes | Date

After perching on the Platte River near Wood River, Nebraska, sandpipers begin their daily search for food during their annual migration. Each spring, approximately one million sandpipers (more than 80% of the world’s population) have a permanent Platte River Preserve in central Nebraska. Sheritha Jones Omaha World Herald Chief Librarian Chris Machian, World Herald The … Read more

Plan to rewrite your retirement strategy over time | Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Adam Levy) If you wrote a financial plan when you were 18, would you expect it to fit right into your life when you were 40? Mostly not. Your life at age 40 is likely to look very different than what you imagined at age 18. Moreover, it is very likely that the financial markets … Read more

How to calculate how much money your spare time is worth

picture: Anthonydiaz (stock struggle) Time is money, or so they say. but how much is it for you Is the time really worth it? When you’re deciding what you’ll be doing in your spare time, it can be helpful to put a price tag on it to determine what trade-offs you’re really making. Find out … Read more