How to Visit Your Favorite TV Show and Movie Locations

In 2010, Lee Recca traveled to Scotland and visited several shooting locations for one of his favorite films, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. “My friends and I visited an abandoned shale mine that was used as the home of Tim the Enchanter and, of course, the killer rabbit of Caerbannog,” said the 65-year-old from…

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Originally posted 2017-05-23 08:12:05.

How to Visit Your Favorite TV Show and Movie Locations

In 2010, Lee Recca traveled to Scotland and visited several shooting locations for one of his favorite films, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. “My friends and I visited an abandoned shale mine that was used as the home of Tim the Enchanter and, of course, the killer rabbit of Caerbannog,” said the 65-year-old from…

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Originally posted 2017-05-23 08:07:13.

She’s Fighting Every Day for Women Released From Prison

After two decades of cycling in and out of the criminal justice system and various prison stints, Susan Burton decided to make a change. She found work as a live-in caregiver for an older woman, entered into treatment for drug addiction and started her life over. However, finding support was difficult because her felony record prevented…

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Originally posted 2017-05-22 09:03:02.

The Future of Work for People 50+ Will Surprise You

“Genius clubs” to channel older workers’ talents. Mandatory retirement — at 80. A “dynamic” work/life path, instead of today’s linear path. The end of the expectation of rising pay as you age. Volunteering: the new status symbol. Unions for older workers. These are some of the fascinating forecasts I’ve just heard regarding the future of…

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Originally posted 2017-05-22 09:02:55.

Your Obesity May Be Killing You

A new study out of the Cleveland Clinic found that obesity robs us of more years of our lives than any other preventable health issue. That means that of all the top lifestyle-related killers that are in our power to modify or treat — including smoking, high blood pressure and high cholesterol — obesity shortens…

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Originally posted 2017-05-22 09:02:46.

Where Family Caregivers Can Find How-To Videos

(This article appeared previously on Kaiser Health News.) Renata Louwers has a hard time getting her blood drawn. The needle, the pinprick of pain, the viscous liquid flowing out of her arm — they make her queasy. So, Louwers had to steel herself when her husband, Ahmad Khoshroo, developed metastatic bladder cancer four years ago…

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Originally posted 2017-05-19 08:27:23.

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence May Help Us Live at Home Longer

Richard Adler knows a few things about the uneasy relationship between older adults and technology. It’s something that Adler, a distinguished research fellow at the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, Calif., has been studying for more than 25 years. One thing, in particular, has struck him. “The truth is that a lot of…

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Originally posted 2017-05-19 08:27:15.

The 3 Big Labor Market Trends for Job Hunters

I just attended the annual Indeed.com conference in Austin, Texas — The Human Side of Hiring — to learn the latest labor market data and trends from the world’s leading job-search engine. My key takeaway for job hunters? It’s a prime time to be looking for work, and the electronic tools to find jobs are…

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Originally posted 2017-05-19 08:27:07.

One problem with delayed Social Security claims: Risk of higher Medicare Part B premiums

Delaying your Social Security benefit as long as possible is a great way to boost retirement income, but the strategy comes with one built-in downside. Most seniors enroll in Medicare at 65, but those who are not yet receiving Social Security run the risk of much larger annual increases in their Part B premiums.

Healthcare inflation is resurgent, and more retirees are delaying their Social Security claims. So that leaves a question: how significant is the risk of higher Medicare costs, and does it ever justify an earlier-than-planned Social Security claim?

In most cases, the risk is small, and the benefits of a delayed filing far outweigh the higher healthcare costs. I asked Social Security Solutions, one of the leading Social Security optimization services, to run scenarios for hypothetical couples. We found that the net drag is modest – anywhere from 4 to 6 percent of the higher Social Security benefit gained through delay.

“Delaying your benefit is more than likely worth paying the hold-harmless penalty,” said Robin Brewton, vice president of client services at Social Security Solutions. “It’s important to run your own numbers, because everyone’s scenario will be different, but in most cases it won’t make sense to claim earlier to protect yourself from higher Medicare costs.”

Learn more about how this works in my column this week for Reuters Money.

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Originally posted 2017-05-18 10:16:42.