Monthly Archives: October 2015

MORE WAYS ‘ZOMBIE’ SOCIAL SECURITY PAYS OFF

THINKING RETIREMENT – ANDY LANDIS – Earlier this year I coined the term ”zombie Social Security.” You can zombify your Social Security so it’s both alive and dead, lurching toward a higher lifetime payout. It’s really called “voluntary suspension of … Continue reading

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IF “MICROSOFT SUPPORT” CALLS, JUST HANG UP

TECHNOLOGY AND YOU – GARY M. KAYE – One of the top contributors to my popular blog is Bill Stoller, President of WCH Computer Services. Bill has great advice for seniors on a popular calling scam, so I asked Bill … Continue reading

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THE MATH BEHIND YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY PAYMENT

THINKING RETIREMENT – ANDY LANDIS – Let’s go back to school to study the math behind your Social Security. A little understanding of the numbers goes a long way to avoiding retirement surprises and shortfalls. Like other pension systems, your … Continue reading

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NEW IDEA TO IMPROVE HEARING ON A SMARTPHONE

TECHNOLOGY AND YOU – GARY M. KAYE – Having a hard time using your smartphone because you can’t hear it? The Novo, made by ASTI (Adaptive Sound Technologies) is a tiny smart volume control for your headphones connected to your … Continue reading

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TRAVELING THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL

TRAVEL AND PHOTOGRAPHY – BILL FERRY – Our encounter with the Appalachian Trail was too brief. It seemed like a short climb out of north Georgia but before we knew it we had topped out at 3,109 feet. Given we … Continue reading

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SEMI-RETIREMENT: WHAT IS YOUR STORY?

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM – While we were in Florence, Italy for a month, we talked with an inspiring group of young professionals about their journey. I was impressed with their tale of leaving successful careers and taking a … Continue reading

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