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So much to do, so little time

March 12, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The only thing Harry and Joan Davis of Brandon have to worry about during retirement is how to find enough time to get everything done.
Their shop is full of projects patiently waiting to be completed. While the projects themselves aren’t in any hurry, the Davises are. Continue Reading

Supreme Court upholds Duluth on switching retiree health care

November 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A divided Minnesota Supreme Court found in favor of the city of Duluth this past week, ruling that the city was within its rights to switch the health-care package it offers retired employees to match what it provides to active employees. Continue Reading

State retirees to get 3.1 percent cost-of-living hike

November 15, 2011 in The Daily Republic

The South Dakota Retirement System approved a 3.1 percent cost of living increase for its retirees on Tuesday after strong investment earnings during the past fiscal year.
The system ended its latest financial year with $1.6 billion more than it had a year ago.
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Fed Reserve’s low rates no fix for retirees, interest income dependents

August 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

For retirees and others who need interest income, the Federal Reserve’s near-zero interest rates are not so great. Those low rates alsoare unlikely to likely revive a depressed home market, energize a weak economy or reassure frightened consumers. Continue Reading

Social Security now in play in debt-ceiling negotiations

July 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

That could mean higher income taxes for many U.S. families in addition to shaved benefits for tens of millions of retirees as they age. Low- and middle-income families could be hit. Continue Reading