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A Routine traffic stop in Baytown turned out to be anything but for a woman. [Read More]
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Counting on Social Security to fund part of your retirement? Two proposals before Congress may alter your plans. [Read More]
A recent letter bringing up the demise of Social Security is a 1960s' Democrat scare tactic this is outdated. No one will be deprived of Social Security. [Read More]
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He promised no benefit cuts, but he has changed his mind on other issues        ... [Read More]
Be wary of phone and email scams threatening legal action or asking for money transfers on financial aid and loans. At the end of every school year new scams surface targeting graduating students. Some students contacted in previous schemes were falsely told that warrants were issued for their arrests due to non-payment, or that dire consequences await if the call is not resolved immediately. DO NOT provide Social Security Numbers, birthdates or any other personal information if you receive these emails or calls. DO NOT wire money to a caller. Many scam artists pretend to be law... [Read More]
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[...] retirement costs outstrip the average home costs by more than 250%, according to a new study by Merrill Lynch and Age Wave. The traditional three-legged stool of Social Security, pensions, and personal savings is nearly down to two legs — and one remaining leg is in trouble as life expectancy increases and Social Security obligations build. The survey indicates a profound shift in expectations for the balance of government, employer, and personal retirement contributions. The percentage of retirement income from personal contributions is expected to increase from 26% for the "Silent Generation" above age 70... [Read More]
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A guard punched a man who was helping a friend in a wheelchair - then bizarrely shook the victim's hand, feds allege. [Read More]
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3% of Americans aged 60-89 did not receive Social Security benefits in 2015... [Read More]
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Based on Richard Lilliston's testimony during his recently completed federal criminal trial you have to wonder what the now-disgraced former chief executive officer of the Hillsborough Association for Retarded Citizens did all day long — that is, when he wasn't stiffing his most vulnerable clients out of their Social Security …... [Read More]
Medicare Administrative Contractors should be the major protectors of consumer interests here, and their record is not promising in terms of how they are executing this responsibility, writes Phil Moeller in his weekly column, Ask Phil. Illustration by Getty Images Editor's Note: Journalist Philip Moeller is here to provide the answers you need on aging and retirement. His weekly column, "Ask Phil," aims to help older Americans and their families by answering their health care and financial questions. Phil is the author of the new book, "Get What's Yours for Medicare," and co-author of "Get What's Yours: The Revised Secrets to... [Read More]
The State Teachers Retirement System has dealt retired teachers a double whammy. The latest board meeting indicated that the 1 percent cost-of-living increase would be eliminated for the foreseeable future. That was the first hit. The second comes every year when Medicare Part B increases. Since the majority of teachers do not qualify for Social Security, the increases in Medicare are larger than those who have premiums taken out of their Social Security benefits. The... [Read More]
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Authorities are looking for the person who hacked into a state employment database earlier this year, getting access to names, date of births and Social Security numbers. [Read More]
Millions of Americans count on Social Security as a key source of retirement income, but it's easy to fall victim to an error that can be costly over time. [Read More]
This Social Security expert says the findings in Fidelity's survey of pre-retirees are interesting but some Fidelity explanations are off. [Read More]
A downstate man who pleaded guilty to welfare fraud received his sentence Monday afternoon. [Read More]
"death" insurance policies of yesteryear. lifespan, and allow for the access to the majority of the death benefit while into consideration rising costs and inflation, instead of having to drain an obvious uses for life insurance, there are many other usage factors to think replacing a stream of income, providing heirs with liquidity when they need it most, replacing the value of an asset, paying estate taxes, maximizing your pension or Social Security benefits, funding college for the kids and grandkids, providing liquidity to an estate, buying out a business partner, ... [Read More]
As retirement nears, you have less time to recover from a market correction, so you should shift your balance toward less risky investments such as bonds... [Read More]
Colorful Democratic candidate Rob Quist is emphasizing a message of economic populism in a Montana special congressional election, as emboldened Democrats look to win seats in places Republicans have long held. "Did you know in Congress there are nearly 300 millionaires? No wonder their so-called health reform was just another tax break for the rich," said Quist, a popular folk singer in the state, in an advertisement his campaign released this week. "And no wonder they want to sell our public lands to private developers and hand our Social Security to Wall Street. This should not be the... [Read More]
Sports bettor David Oancea, known in some circles as "Vegas Dave," has won millions of dollars from various Las Vegas (...) [Read More]
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