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High debt is a concern in retirement years

Sep 12th, 2017 | By

More American seniors are shouldering debt as they enter their retirement years, according to a new analysis from the University of Michigan’s Retirement Research Center Health. Here are the key findings: 32 percent of all Americans over age 50 carry non-mortgage debt from month to month—on average, $4,786 in credit card debt and $12,490 in
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Some wireless plans for seniors are ‘stuck in the past’

Sep 5th, 2017 | By

There are more than 93 million Americans in the U.S. over age 55, according to Census data, and 74 percent of them have a smartphone. In addition, Baby Boomers spend an average of 149 minutes a day on their smartphones — about as much as smartphone-obsessed Millennials at 171 minutes per day. Despite these figures,
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State Fair: It’s party time

Aug 30th, 2017 | By
State Fair: It’s party time

The Washington State Fair, billed as the Evergreen State’s biggest party, returns for another run Sept. 1-24 in Puyallup. Here’s what to know before you go: Closed Tuesdays and Sept. 6. Pre-fair admission prices: Adults $11, kids 6 to 18 $9 (5 and under free), seniors (62-up) $9. Admission prices starting Sept. 1: Adults $14,
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These letters about healthcare aren’t a scam

Aug 30th, 2017 | By

The Social Security Administration has started sending more than 2.2 million Medicare beneficiaries letters alerting them to programs that could help pay their out-of-pocket healthcare expenses, and the National Council on Aging (NCOA) is reassuring the public that the form letters aren’t a scam. “These letters are an important opportunity for beneficiaries to evaluate their
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