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Growing Problem Facing Seniors: Reduced Spending Power

May 6, 2014

According to a survey released in May 2013 by The Senior Citizens League, seniors have lost 31% of their buying power since 2000. Larry Hyland, president of the organization, explains that "this survey illustrates why budget proposals that would cut the growth of Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLAs) for Social Security would put millions of older and disabled Americans at risk of insufficient income to cover more growing expenses," ... "to put it in perspective, for every $100 worth of expenses seniors could afford in 2000, they can afford just $69 today."

Cost of Medical Care Reduces Available Income

It should be noted, that Social Security cost-of-living increases are tied to the CPI which is in turn based on the cost of a market basket of goods and services used by the average consumer in the United States. CPI surveys are done on a routine basis and the increase in the CPI from year-to-year is used as one measure of inflation. This should mean that Social Security income should be keeping pace with the cost of inflation since Social Security cost-of-living is based on what is considered the standard measure for inflation in this country.

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2014 March 25 Living Arrangements for Aging Seniors
2014 February 17 Preserving Assets and Transferring Assets to the Next Generation
2013 December 30 Holiday Caregiver Burnout
2013 November 11 Holiday Blues - Depression among the Elderly
2013 October 9 Speak Out Against Elder Abuse
2013 September 9 Leaving This World Alone
2013 August 13 Healthy Living and Successful Aging
2013 July 11 The Accidental Caregiver
2013 June 5 Social Security A Safety Net for Retired Americans, their Survivors, and the Disabled
2013 April 2 Benefits for Senior Veterans
2013 February 4 Family Matters
2013 January 8 Life Resource Planning Meets Needs Beyond Retirement
2012 December 6 Dying with Debt
2012 November 13 Invisible Heroes
2012 October 8 The Great American Tragedy: Homelessness Among Our Veterans
2012 September 10 Healthy Aging Physically, Mentally and Financially
2012 July 7 Heat Wave Puts Elderly at Risk

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