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Social Security won't cut it.  Follow the math.  Do the Math.  Cry if you have to. That's not you?  OK, let's say you did a little better.   Still think you are... [Read More]
From getting a driver's license to running for elected office, age has always served as a threshold for major life moments. Social security is no different. [Read More]
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The money you pay in taxes isn't held in a personal account for you to use when you get benefits. We use your taxes to pay people who are getting benefits right now.        ... [Read More]
A large part of retirement planning involves guesswork.And I, for one, am stressed about whether I'm guessing right.Take Social Security. Experts advise waiting as long as possible, until 70 if you can, to start collecting your benefits. Do this and you'll get more money. This choice makes sense if you guess correctly and live into your 90s. But what if you don't live that long? You'll leave significant money on the table. When you pay into a system your entire working career, the possibility of not collecting what you put in leaves you feeling cheated. ... [Read More]
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The majority of cases are initially rejected. Here are some tips from advocates to increase your chances of success. [Read More]
A large part of retirement planning involves guesswork. [Read More]
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MOLINE, Illinois-- Cuts to healthcare and social security are a big worry for local senior citizens. On January 13th, Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos hosted a round table discussion with members of the Alliance for Retired Americans, local veterans and seniors. [Read More]
Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday and a day of remembrance. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to creating and fostering equal rights for African... [Read More]
  WASHINGTON — A large part of retirement planning involves guesswork.And I, for one, am stressed about whether I'm guessing right.Take Social Security. Experts advise waiting as long as possible, until 70 if you can, to start collecting your benefits. Do this, and you'll get more money. This choice makes sense if you guess correctly and live into your 90s. But what if you don't live that long? You'll leave significant money on the... [Read More]
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I vote Democratic because that will benefit my little family. I vote that way because I want to keep my Social Security, my Medicare, and my veteran's benefits. That's all. All the rest — the social justice, women's rights, LGBTQ rights, is just... [Read More]
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As of Friday morning, there is no pending nominee for 245 of the 626 jobs we're tracking. Among them: deputy secretary at Treasury and Commerce, director of the Census, director of ATF, director of the Office on Violence Against Women at Justice and commissioner of the Social Security Administration. [Read More]
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It all comes down to dollars and cents. [Read More]
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It all comes down to dollars and cents. [Read More]
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It's been five years since this last happened. Should you be worried? [Read More]
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The U.S. debt is $20.5 trillion and rising. Should Americans be worried? Here's everything you need to know: Why does the U.S. owe so much?Apart from a four-year stretch during the economic boom of the late 1990s, the federal government has run a budget deficit every year since 1970. In 2017, the shortfall was $666 billion. The national debt is now slightly larger than the size of the entire U.S. economy, equal to 106 percent of the country's gross domestic product. Overall, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) expects the national debt to surpass $30 trillion by 2028, as... [Read More]
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Westerly Senior Center: 2018 tax season, Medicare and Social Security- It's that time of the year again to start thinking of filing tax returns. AARP will once again be at the Westerly Senior Center assisting Westerly area residents with tax returns, with the emphasis on low income taxpayers. The tax aides will be... [Read More]
Upon closer inspection, I find that I agree with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders: the Republican tax plan looks a lot like a bait-and-switch gimmick that could put Social Security, Medicare... [Read More]
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House Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday that Republicans will not attach an immigration deal to a must-pass spending bill... [Read More]
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Social Security and Medicare have funding issues, but tax reform won't make those problems much bigger or thrust them on us any faster.        ... [Read More]
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7 On Your Side's Consumer expert Michael Finney answers your consumer questions. [Read More]
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