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Avoid Social Security And Medicare Scams By Staying Informed And Using Caution

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Figuring out Social Security and Medicare taxes and benefits can be confusing for taxpayers. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) warns, some taxpayers seeking information are being taken advantage of by thieves and scammers. Here’s …

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How Doctors Are Expanding Access To The Earned Income Tax Credit For Families With Kids

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How some pediatricians are helping families apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit, and perhaps improving their children’s health.

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Ask Larry: ​​​​​​Can I Really Still Restrict To Spousal Benefits Only?

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Today’s column explains who can still file restricted applications for spousal benefits only, options when a restricted application should have been filed in the past, continued income and a spouse’s disability benefits, survivor benefits on multiple r…

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The Retirement Planning Challenges In Age Gap Relationships

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Over the last 50 years, American life expectancy has increased significantly. As a result, marriages where spouses are more than half a generation apart are becoming more common. This age gap creates unique financial planning opportunities that shoul…

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Regulatory Innovation Driving Better Financial Services For Consumers

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The Financial Conduct Authority announces a collaboration with 11 other global regulators and government entities called the Global Financial Innovation Network an important next step in harnessing the benefits of innovation in financial services for c…

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How Much Is $100 Worth In Your State?

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Taxes matter, and where you live can make a big difference in how much money you get to keep.

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Kids & Other Dependents Can Change Your Tax Picture Following Tax Reform: Here’s What To Do Now

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There are a lot of changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which may affect your overall tax picture – especially for families. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) encourages families to check their tax liabilities and make adjustments as necessary. Here’s…

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12 Safe Haven Income Funds: Municipals To Preferreds

These 12 safe haven income funds picked by four MoneyShow.com contributors may offer stability amidst market volatility and bearish signals.

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Oracle BrandVoice: Why Tax Experts Need To Be In The Room Where Cloud ERP Decisions Happen

A fully integrated cloud ERP and EPM system can provide an audit trail that makes it easier for finance to provide tax reporting without the manual work of piecing together disconnected systems.

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How I Convinced My Wife to “Budget Party” With Me

I was listening to a ChooseFI podcast with Andy Hill, a young family man I met at FinCon17 who happens to have his own site and podcast titled Marriage Kids and Money. Andy was articulate (he’d better be — he is a podcaster, after all) and he also had a great grasp of family finances. In the conversation, he mentioned the concept of a “budget party” that he and his wife had made a regular habit. I had heard of the monthly budget meeting before. My wife and I have never held a monthly budget meeting because it sounds so […]

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