Tracking Cookies Hard to Stomach? How to Stop Them

You know the drill: You visit a website — to price sneakers, view kitchen countertops, whatever — and when you continue to surf the Internet, you’re stalked by advertisements for Nikes and granite. This happens because of browser-tracking cookies, small files that websites store on your computer about you and your preferences. Cookies not only track your online activity (in theory, for more efficient future website visits) but also create a profile of you that is sold to advertisers. Get …

The Third-Party Candidates: Where Do They Stand on Social Security, Medicare and Retirement Security?

Previously, we summarized the parts of the Democratic and Republican party platforms dealing with issues important to older Americans, including Social Security and Medicare, and what each side would do to promote retirement security – a broader catch-all that includes everything from affordable senior housing to food prices. But Democratic President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, won’t be the only candidates for the nation’s highest office. In many states, third-party candidates from the Libertarian and Green parties …