An article, Get Rich or Die Younger: The Shrinking Lifes Spans of Poor U.S. Women, includes the following 2 conclusions…
- Among men older than 55, life expectancies are growing fastest for the rich.
- Among women older than 55, life expectancies are growing for the rich and shrinking for the poor.
The only groups decreasing in life expectancy are poor women. The poorest 40% of women all lose years, and the poorer you are, the shorter your life.
No age group of poor men loses years, they may not gain, but they do not lose.
Take a look at the chart as it easy to read.
And with this scenario, the U.S. House wants to reduce aid to poor people!
Another reason I want to help older persons earn more money. We cannot rely on Social Security – it is too tenuous in the current political arena.
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For seven years through 2012, the number of Californians aged 50 to 64 who live in their parents’ homes swelled 67.6% to about 194,000, according to the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the Insight Center for Community Economic Development.
The jump is almost exclusively the result of financial hardship caused by the recession rather than for other reasons, such as the need to care for aging parents, said Steven P. Wallace, a UCLA professor of public health who crunched the data.
Another sad commentary on the economy and the futures of middle aged parents…not to mention what happens to the next generations…
And why I redesigning my main website to include information on earning more income.
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This came from the Oregon Attorney General – but I suspect each state is getting its share of scams related to April 15th with federal, state and local taxes dues for many in the United States.
Older persons are perhaps a it more vulnerable for many reasons. So if you know of anyone being pestered by phone about taxes, please help that person find the Attorney General information in their state.
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is warning consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting Oregon taxpayers during this tax season
Victims are told they owe money to the IRS or Oregon Department of Revenue and they must pay immediately through a temporary debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to pay, they are then threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or driver’s license. In many cases, the caller becomes aggressive and insulting.
“Oregonians need to be vigilant as the April 15th tax deadline approaches. The IRS and the Oregon Department of Revenue will never ask you to pay with a pre-paid debit card or make a wire transfer,” said Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum.
Other characteristics of this scam include:
If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS or Oregon Department of Revenue, here’s what you should do:
I saw this research the other day and my first thought was:
I had a lot of work to do, and for some reason, even knowing that sitting is bad for me, I was sitting for long stretches to do the work on my laptop.
Not good – and here is another reason why sitting is not good:
Regardless of how much time older Americans spend being active, those who sit for more hours each day are more likely to be disabled, according to a new study.
Researchers found that every hour people 60 years old and older spent sitting daily was tied to a 46 percent increased risk of being disabled – even if they also exercised regularly.
So instead, for the last 2 days, when I was finishing up some of that work, I put my laptop up high enough so that it was at the right level for me while standing – and I stood all day to finish the work.
I felt so virtuous.
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