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Your Call: The state of senior services

Apr 26, 2017

What’s being done to address senior poverty? What resources are available for seniors?

We’ll have a conversation about the state of retirement in the US. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the share of families with retirement savings declined after the 2008 Great Recession.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Mar 29, 2016
By Flickr user Marc / used under CC license / resized and cropped

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

State-managed retirement plan for California workers takes shape // Sacramento Bee

“By the end of the decade, millions of California workers could be enrolled automatically in a state-run retirement program viewed by proponents as the most significant attempt to address golden-years poverty since the New Deal.

Patrick / Used Under CC / Flickr

 On the February 17th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the economic realities facing senior citizens.

Jeremy Dalmas

I ask teacher Peter Richardson about a good introductory song to the Grateful Dead. He mulls the question over for a moment. 


Jun 28, 2015

On the July 5, 2015 edition of Work With Marty Nemko I take a most rare vacation day. So, you'll hears the best recent show I could dig up. It's the one in which my wife, Barbara Nemko and I debate the pros and cons of retirement.

We use a format I've created to ensure fairness to both sides of the issue: The Switch-Sides Debate.  In the first half, I take the pro-retirement side and in the second half we switch sides. To help ensure the issue was explored in full-dimension, we then invited you to call in. Good show, we believe. We hope you'll listen.

Should You Retire?

Jun 13, 2015

If you're near or at retirement age, should you retire?

On the June 14, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, Barbara and Marty Nemko will debate that issue using an unusual format. To ensure that both sides are fairly represented, they'll switch sides in the middle of the debate.

Plus, as usual, you can call in for a Workover. Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you care about, Marty and Barbara can usually help.


On the May 20th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about how to get more from Social Security. The new book Get What’s Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security by Laurence Kotlikoff, Philip Moeller, and Paul Solman offers strategies for how to maximize this benefit. According to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, we’re foregoing nearly $10 billion a year in Social Security spousal benefits. What do you want to know about Social Security? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you. 

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What happens to people in their 60s who can't afford to leave the workforce, but they can't find a job? One place unemployed seniors might turn for help finding a job is the Senior Community Service Employment Program. It provides job training to low income, unemployed people by finding them temporary work at nonprofits around the country. Roxanne Murray is a director working with the program for the Family Service Agency of San Francisco. 

Estate Planning for Your golden Years, Program 2
Guests: David Hellman and Peter Stern, Specialists in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests please call 415-841-4134.

Estate Planning for your Golden Years. Guest: David Hellman, Specialist in Estate Planning and Taxation, Certified by the California  Board of Legal Specialization. Listeners with questions for Chuck and David Hellman, please be ready to call 415-841-4134. 

Basic Estate Planning Issues. Guests:  Certified Specialists in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law Daniel Brown and James Efting.Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests, please call 415-841-4134.