To gather ideas for my blogs, I sometimes buy magazines when I’m out shopping if I see an issue or article that may be helpful to my readers.
This fall I bought Kiplinger’s Retirement Planning magazine. With articles such as "Retire Worry-Free," "Protect Your Nest Egg," "Plan Now," and "Live the Dream," I thought there would several articles I could blog about.
However, when I picked up the magazine a few weeks after I purchased it, I was disappointed. The information didn’t fit the current financial crisis. I know the deadline for magazine articles is often three months before publication date. Kiplinger’s Retirement Planning magazine certainly was out of date.
So when I saw Money magazine’s special crisis report called "What Do I Do Now?" I bought it.
Many of the articles are helpful and give boomer consumers ideas to consider. Among the articles are:
- "When Will Stocks Come Back?"
- "Can I Still Retire?"
- "What’s Next for Home Prices?"
- "Will My Taxes Shoot Up?"
- "Is My Job Safe?"
- "Can I Count on My Money Fund?"
One article in the magazine, however, misses the mark: "Why We Have to Cut Benefits for Seniors."
Economist Isabel Sawhill, in an interview by George Mannes, says the American elderly are getting too big a slice of the taxpayers’ money.
Many of today’s elderly are poor. Living in poverty in America after you’ve worked hard all of your life isn’t to me the American Dream.