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A Government Employee Calls Me Out

Written by Gary North on July 2, 2016


I posted a video on high-income retired state employees. A self-righteous, self-pitying government employee was incensed. You cannot be talking about me or any of my fellow government victims. In 2003, a hundred or so of us, wotking for the Superintendant of Document, the US Government Printing Office, the Bookstore Branch, were pushed out of […]

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Paycheck to Paycheck: Don’t Get Fired!

Written by Gary North on April 18, 2015


Thrift? What’s that? This is the outlook of most Americans. It affects even the high-income crowd. Even wealthier Americans are struggling to save enough for retirement, according to a new survey. The report, released Thursday by SunTrust, found that even among households with incomes of $75,000 or more, roughly a third live paycheck to paycheck […]

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State Pension, Septuple-Dipping: $176,000

Written by Gary North on April 11, 2015


The man would take it if he were not earning over $278,000 a year. As a municipal court judge in Toms River, Damian G. Murray was paid $64,000 last year to hear cases about traffic violations, neighborhood complaints and minor fist fights. But add in six other towns, all paying him between $11,000 and $54,000, […]

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Salaried Women Over 50 Plan Not to Retire

Posted on April 7, 2015


By Kerry Hannon When I ask my working girlfriends when they plan to retire, or if they plan to retire, I usually get a quizzical look — and then a shrug. Most of them are in their 50s and 60s and they all seem to think the notion of not working for pay is rather […]

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401(k) for Dummies: Smashed Dreams

Written by Gary North on March 24, 2015


Most Americans have no retirement funds. They plan to live on Social Security. This is Social Security for dummies. Then there are the upper 20% of Americans. They also thought they had an answer: the 401(k). They were wrong. How badly were they wrong? This badly. You need to know this number: $18,433.That’s the median […]

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