Re-prioritize mental health

Jack Kalavretinos Oklahoma was among the first states to implement universal pre-kindergarten programs for 4-year-olds offered by public schools. Only eight states fund pre-kindergarten for all children. Jenny Graham and Bob Doucet spoke about the positive effects of this program and more. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a myriad of challenges and shortcomings in healthcare. … Read more

Planning to get Social Security at 62? 3 reasons to wait until age 70

(Adam Levine Weinberg) The big question for Americans nearing retirement is when to apply Social Security benefits. While the US government has set the full retirement age at 67 for people born in 1960 or later, Americans can choose to receive reduced Social Security benefits as early as 62 — or wait past the full … Read more

More than 7 million seniors in the United States suffer from mental decline that threatens financial skills

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter (health day) MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — As Americans age, millions end up suffering from dementia or some level of memory impairment and a diminished ability to think clearly and make decisions. after a New study He says that despite these serious challenges, many older adults continue to … 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

Seniors are just a month away from an important Social Security announcement | Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Christy Pepper) In mid-October, retirees will get some important news from the Social Security Administration. It’s news that many people have been waiting for, and it will have a profound impact on the finances of seniors across the country. The cost of living adjustment for Social Security will be announced soon So, what’s the big … Read more

The Economists’ View of Artificial Intelligence: Beyond the Power of Cheaper Prediction

Artificial intelligence takes on predictive power; Humans retain control. GT There has been no lack of interest in the capabilities of AI, along with related concerns about bias, data validity, costs, and employee resistance. But we may be missing the most important point when it comes to the ultimate impact of AI, argues one prominent … 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

Quantitative tightening is about to intensify. What does that mean for the markets?

The Federal Reserve now owns about a third of the Treasury and mortgage-backed securities markets as a result of its emergency asset purchase to support the US economy during the Covid-19 pandemic. Two years of so-called quantitative easing doubled the central bank’s balance sheet to $9 trillion, equivalent to 40% of the country’s GDP. By … Read more