Wanted: A million bucks or more in retirement savings

Thu. August 28, 2014

The majority of Generation X workers believe they'll need to save a million bucks or more for retirement, and almost a third think they'll need more than $2 million.

Local Lodge 850 DRG

Thu. August 28, 2014
The contract negotiation for Local Lodge 850, District Lodge 171 was ratified on August 16, 2014 which took place in Oklahoma City, OK.

Social Security turns 79 years old

Wed. August 27, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – It was 79 years ago today that Social Security was born.

Area seniors celebrate Social Security 'birthday'

Wed. August 27, 2014

On Aug. 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law as a way to help retirees and their families.

On Friday, the Alliance for Retired Americans joined Lehighton retirees to celebrate the 79th anniversary of the benefit program.

Secretary Robert A. McDonald's Remarks for the American Legion's 96th Annual Convention, Charlotte, NC

Wed. August 27, 2014

Dan Dellinger, American Legion National President, thanks for that kind introduction—and thank you all for your warm welcome.

Let me first recognize your national leadership: Dan Wheeler, Adjutant; Peter Gaytan, Executive Director; your National Vice Commanders, Paul Dillard, Southeast; Robert Newman, Central; William Rakestraw, Northeast; Wayne Satrom, Midwest; and, Douglas Wooddell, Western Region; your Auxiliary President, Peggy Thomas; and, Kris Huntzinger, Commander, Sons Of The American Legion.

VA Outlines Actions Taken to Improve Access to Care, Implement Recommendations from the Office of Inspector General

Wed. August 27, 2014

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) today released the final report of its review of systemic issues with patient scheduling and access issues at the Phoenix VA Health Care System (PVAHCS). VA concurred with the recommendations in the final report and, in many cases, has already implemented action plans and made improvements that respond to the OIG’s recommendations.

The Social Security Administration has lost its mind

Tue. August 26, 2014

The Social Security Administration has lost its mind.

They’re about to close dozens of field offices. But don’t worry, they say. Seniors will use their smartphones or laptops if they need help.