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Is your favorite morning drink having a negative impact on your health?

Is your favorite morning drink having a negative impact on your health?

Giving up the drink you rely on to get going each morning can be tough. But experts are warning that some popular morning beverages could be negatively impacting your health, especially for the over 50 crowd.

Pumpkin spice lattes, iced frappuccinos and premade smoothies are high in sugars and fats. Another common offender, soda, is known to leach calcium from bones… something people over 50 may want to pay special attention to.

Before you reach for your next sip, check out the article below!

Another Social Security scam

Another Social Security scam

Social Security scams are nothing new. The newest scam that the Federal Trade Commission is warning seniors about is a robocall, warning the recipient that all their benefits are being cancelled. The best thing you can do if you receive this type of call is to simply hang up the phone and report the scam… Continue Reading

Could Social Security have sent you an incorrect estimate?

Could Social Security have sent you an incorrect estimate?

A coding error on the part of the Social Security Administration caused the agency to send out incorrect “On Request” paper statements. These faulty statements were sent in response to information requests via the SSA-7004 paper form. According to the SSA, the incorrect statements were sent to those, born in 1955, 1956 or 1957 were… Continue Reading

What’s in a name? Social Security releases top baby names

What’s in a name? Social Security releases top baby names

Every year the Social Security Administration releases a list of the most popular baby names from the previous year, based on requests for Social Security numbers. It’s always interesting to see which names are rising/falling in popularity, how pop culture is affecting name choices and what classic names are holding steady in the rankings. The… Continue Reading

Countdown clocks warn public of Social Security crisis

Our friends over at The Seniors Center have recently launched two countdown to insolvency websites to warn the public about the looming funding crisis facing the Social Security system. “SocialSecurityInsolvencyClock.org and SocialSecurityDefaultClock.org were started with a simple idea in mind,” said The Seniors Center President Dan Perrin. “We need to make Social Security insolvency something… Continue Reading

New “added sugars” labeling requirement could have positive health impact

The Food and Drug Administration’s new mandatory rules requiring labels on all packaged foods to include added sugars could have significant health benefits for Americans. Research has determined that the new labeling policy could prevent close to 1 million cases of heart disease and diabetes. And if the labeling requirements influence those in the food… Continue Reading