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Marino on Money: May 21

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

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What will social security be like in the future? According to the 2009 Trustees Report, the system will pay out more in benefits than it receives in income starting in just seven years. In 2037, less than 20 years from now, the trust funds will be depleted. We may only have 75% of what we need to pay benefits. The current system is not sustainable. Period. Unfortunately, many politicians and voters are unwilling to make changes, at least for now.

What can be done? First, trust the math. The numbers do not add up. Second, don’t be an ostrich. We cannot bury our heads in the sand and ignore the problem. This one is not going away. Finally, demand action from the politicians. Before I vote for someone, I want to know what they are going to do about social security. When we, the people, want social security to be reformed, the politicians will do it. But right now, they seem afraid to mention it. Too many people will not vote for them if they threaten to change the system.

Fixing social security is no different than balancing the budget. Again, if we demand it as voters, the politicians will probably do it. It wasn’t talked about much in the last election cycle. Maybe it will be in the next cycle. If not, I’d expect everyone to be talking about it in about seven years.

If you have a financial question for Ross, you can use the Marino on Money page.

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videoSocial security is something almost all of us pay into, but is it a system we all will benefit from? Financial planner Ross Marino has more on the future of social security.

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Memorial Day closings on Monday

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Schedule for selected businesses and government offices and services for the Memorial Day holiday.

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Tall ship arrives early in downtown Wilmington

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

The tall ship “Pride of Baltimore II” made an early arrival in downtown Wilmington early Thursday afternoon.

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Still no Wilmington murders in 2009

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

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Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous doesn’t want to jinx himself, but he’s happy to report there have been no murders in Wilmington so far this year.

This time last year, there had already been eight murders and there was a total of 13 in 2008.

The Chief attributes a few things. He said officers are targeting felons with guns to get them off the streets, and the work of the WPD’s Marshal’s Task Force and FBI Gang Task Force, as well as cooperation with the DEA, have been a big help.

“We’re hoping this is a sign of things to come, so it’s been an interesting five and a half months because nobody can remember five and a half months and not having a murder,” Chief Evangelous said.

The Chief said he would like to have no murders by the end of 2009, but understands that’s unlikely. He said his department will continue to work hard to prevent them.

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Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous doesn’t want to jinx himself, but he’s happy to report there have been no murders in Wilmington so far this year.

This time last year, there had already been eight murders and there was a total of 13 in 2008.

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Retail Details – Landfall stores change locations

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Three stores are leaving Landfall Center, but they won’t be going far. And you can look for some great deals as a result of their moves.

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