Richard Barrington: What March Madness Can Teach You About Retirement Saving

This month, millions of Americans will spend hours filling out and monitoring their NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament brackets. If they paid the same attention to their retirement planning, perhaps the country’s savings programs would be in better shape.

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Wm. Scott Page: Longevity Costs Outpace Senior Savings

Even though you may want to live forever, the question becomes: Can you afford it? The cold hard reality is that the cost of longevity is quickly outpacing most people’s ability to pay for it.

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1.6 Billion Rounds Of Ammo For Homeland Security? It’s Time For A National Conversation

The Denver Post, on February 15th, ran an Associated Press article entitled Homeland Security aims to buy 1.6b rounds of ammo, so far to little notice.  It confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security has issued an open purchase order for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition.  As reported elsewhere, some of this purchase order is for hollow-point rounds, forbidden by international law for use in war, along with a frightening amount specialized for snipers. Also reported elsewhere, at the height of the Iraq War the Army was expending less than 6 million rounds a month.  Therefore 1.6 billion rounds would be enough to sustain a hot war for 20+ years.  In America.

Jeff Hindenach: Are You One of the 52 Million Who Have Errors on Their Credit Report? Here’s How to Fix Them

Last month, the Federal Trade Commission released a new study that found a whopping 26 percent of people identified at least one error on their credit report. And it wasn’t just people crying wolf.

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