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Monday, March 27, 2017

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Planning Will Help You See Green In Retirement

Planning Will Help You See Green In Retirement

By Josh Weller Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Denver, Colorado Social Security has been a cornerstone of financial security for over 80 years. As you might already know, a lifetime of measured discipline can ensure a comfortable retirement. Social Security can help you plan, save, and see plenty of green in your golden years. Social Security is part of the retirement plan of almost every American worker. If you’re among the 96 percent of workers in the United States ... Full Story

Obituary: Stanley William Linnertz

Obituary: Stanley William Linnertz

Stanley William Linnertz, 81, of Berthoud, Colorado, passed away on March 20, 2017 in Loveland, Colorado. Stanley was born in Minot, North Dakota to Marget Alvida Linnertz (Lee) and William Linnertz on April 1, 1935. He married Nancy Kay Nebelsick on June 6, 1965 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He attended Minot State Teachers College where he was the President of the Mu Sigma Tau Fraternity. Stan was larger than life and his long and winding career included railroad brakeman, US Forest Service ... Full Story

Obituary: Peter Bridgeman

Obituary: Peter Bridgeman

Peter Neville Bridgman of Berthoud, died March 6, 2017 at his home. He was born January 24, 1946 in England. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be planned for a later date. Further information to follow. Arrangements provided by Viegut Funeral Home.  

When Is A Good Time To Start Receiving Social Security

When Is A Good Time To Start Receiving Social Security Benefits

By Josh Weller Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Denver, Colorado Enjoying a comfortable retirement is everyone’s dream. For over 80 years, Social Security has been helping people realize those dreams, assisting people through life’s journey with a variety of benefits. It’s up to you as to when you can start retirement benefits. You could start them a little earlier or wait until your “full retirement age.” There are benefits to either decision, pun ... Full Story

Mad About THAAD: An Untimely Decision

Mad About THAAD: An Untimely Decision

  by Mel Gurtov   The US decision, supported by the South Korean government, to deploy an antimissile system known as THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) may be one of the most thoughtless strategic moves in a generation. The official US argument is that close-in defense against North Korean missiles is necessary. But the deployment has resulted in the following: an argument in China for increasing its nuclear weapons stockpile; an incentive in North Korea for moving ... Full Story

Obituary: Mary Ruth Lara

Obituary: Mary Ruth Lara

Mary Ruth Lara  (May 15, 1936 - March 1, 2017) Mary Ruth Lara, 80, wife of Santiago Lara was born May 15, 1936 in Denver Colorado suddenly passed of a massive stroke on March 1, 2017 with her family by her side. Ruth was the eldest of ten children and born to Pete and Phyllis (Ornelas) Velasquez. Ruth married Santiago C. Lara on February 21, 1963 and had five children, Christine, Jamie, Rita, Santiago Jr. and Lisa. Ruth grew up in the Berthoud, Loveland area. She graduated ... Full Story

You, Women’s History, and The Power Of Social

You, Women’s History, and The Power Of Social Security

By Josh Weller Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Denver, Colorado March is Women’s History Month — a time to focus not just on the past, but on the challenges women continue to face. Nearly 60 percent of the people receiving Social Security benefits are women, and in the 21st century, more women work, pay Social Security taxes, and earn credit toward monthly retirement income than at any other time in our nation’s history. Knowing this, you can be the author of your ... Full Story

Receiving Housing Benefits?

Receiving Housing Benefits?

A Trip To Social Security May Not Be Necessary   By Josh Weller Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Denver, CO Social Security is constantly evolving to make your life easier. If you are currently receiving benefits from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and are reapplying for benefits, or are assisting someone with their application, a trip to the Social Security office is probably not necessary even if verification of Social Security ... Full Story

Obituary: Jerome Nathan Morlan

Obituary: Jerome Nathan Morlan

  Jerome (Jerry) Nathan Morlan of Berthoud, Colorado, passed away on Saturday February 18, 2017 at the age of 87. While doing what he liked best, helping a good friend, Jerry accidentally fell and sustained a severe head injury that he could not overcome. Jerry was the second oldest of 11 children born to Martha and Clarence Morlan in Newcastle, Nebraska, and is survived by six remaining brothers and sisters, wife Donna of 61 years, 3 daughters, Penny Morlan of Austin Texas, Laurie ... Full Story

Set A Goal, Make A Plan, And Save Automatically:

Set A Goal, Make A Plan, And Save Automatically: America Saves Week

By Josh Weller Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Saving for the future is a vital part of ensuring a secure retirement. American Savings Education Council and America Saves coordinate the annual America Saves Week. Started in 2007, the week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status. For years, Social Security has collaborated with America Saves Week to promote our shared mission ... Full Story

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