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Dear Savvy Senior, As a divorced woman, am I entitled to my ex-husband's Social Security benefits? I was married for 14 years and would like to know how this works. Happily Divorced... [Read More]
I'm thinking of doing some locums work for an agency and would thus become an independent contractor (1099). I understand this means I will have to pay my own social security and Medicare taxes. It sounds like I also have to pay taxes quarterly--how does that work? Is there an additional self-employment tax I'm required to pay? I am married to a non-resident alien so I always file 1040 married separately, can I still do that? What else is there to know, and what else is there to watch out for? I would... [Read More]
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China on Saturday announced a pilot programme to help pension schemes meet growing pressure from an ageing society by transferring shares of state-owned firms to social security funds. A document released by the countrys State Council, or cabinet, said the programme would begin this year... [Read More]
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Social Security has become one of the most expected means of retirement income, but it was only meant to be an emergency fund. [Read More]
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Higher monthly premiums for outpatient coverage await many Medicare beneficiaries next year, the government says. The additional expense will eat away at an increase in their Social Security checks. The news about "Part B" premiums was buried in the fine print of a notice issued late Friday afternoon by the Centers for... [Read More]
Charles Krumbein of Krumbein & Associates, PLLC talks about social security disability. [anvplayer video="WRIC:1551362"] [Read More]
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Joel Johnson discusses the truth about Social Security on Nov. 18's Better Money segment. [Read More]
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Waiting until your full retirement age or later isn't always the best option. [Read More]
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As of September, more than 61 million people were receiving Social Security benefits each month -- 68% of which were retired workers. For a majority. [Read More]
Now that the city has increased monthly utility costs way more than most retired people's Social Security increases, I hope they also increase the property tax freeze income amount for... [Read More]
The Republican tax cut that just passed the House is projected to increase the deficit by $1.5 trillion over 10 years. There is debate on the claim that the economy will grow enough to make up for this shortfall, as the sponsors of this bill claim it will. I would like everyone to ask our U.S. representatives and senators to tell us, their constituents, what spending they would vote to cut in order to make up for the budget shortfalls if these predictions do not come to pass. Will they vote to cut Social Security and Medicare or veterans... [Read More]
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When members of the media gleefully trumpeted that both Presidents George Bush and Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump on the same day, I wondered, why are these presidents breaking the unwritten rule, of former presidents not criticizing the sitting president? Here we have two presidents with civility, who have brought our nation to the brink of bankruptcy, more than $20 trillion in debt, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid going broke. They have taken America to the brink of war... [Read More]
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More than 1 million Americans are awaiting a hearing to see whether they qualify for disability benefits from Social Security, with the average wait of nearly two years... [Read More]
Police Report for Nov. 18GadsdenFRAUDA Gadsden woman reported her Social Security debit card had been compromised and all funds removed from it on Nov. 3 via a mobile device.A Gadsden woman reported money stolen from her reloadable credit card Monday.BURGLARIES/ THEFTSA man reported a 2004 Suzuki motorcycle stolen from his residence on McGuin Street between 5 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday, apparently by the woman he purchased it from. He said his children saw the previous owner pull into the yard... [Read More]
Many Medicare beneficiaries will pay higher monthly premiums next year for outpatient coverage, an expense that will eat away at an increase in their Social Security checks... [Read More]
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Medical information and other personal data were affected, including the Social Security numbers of 34 patients, the Medical College says. [Read More]
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Officials are seeking the public's help to determine the true identity of the man, who remains in custody. [Read More]
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With Social Security, what you pay isn't always what you get. [Read More]
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The Republican budget already assumes $4 trillion in cuts to mandatory spending over 10 years, a euphemism for Social Security and Medicare. [Read More]
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The 2 percent increase in Social Security benefits will help toward paying the Part B premium. [Read More]
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