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Social Security Administration resumes mailing statements

Social Security Agency Resumes Mailing Social Security Statements Encourages People to Create a Secure my Social Security Account to Obtain Their Statement Online, Anytime Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced September 16, 2014 the agency will resume the periodic mailing of Social Security Statements—once every five years for most workers-- while encouraging … [Read More...]

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Health Care Reform FAQ: Rights & Protections

Whether you need health coverage or have it already, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) offers new rights and protections that make coverage fairer and easier to understand. Whether you need health coverage or have it already, the ACA offers new rights and protections that make coverage fairer and easier to understand. Some rights and protections apply to plans in the Marketplace or other … [Read More...]

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Wealth Transfer: How to Avoid the Complications

Wealth Transfer Problems Help your descendants help themselves by learning about these common wealth transfer problems. Money can make even the closest family relationships turn ugly. Anticipating the emotional issues attached to wealth transfer can help you avoid them altogether or deal with them more efficiently if they do arise. Sudden wealth syndrome Coming into a large amount of money … [Read More...]

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Retirement Income: Estimating your Needs

Retirement Income Life is full of unanswerable questions, like knowing exactly how much you will need to live comfortably during retirement. Although this number can be difficult to determine, the following article highlights some useful strategies and tools to get you a step closer to finding a dollar amount that will help you feel confident in your retirement plan. Retirement Age The first … [Read More...]

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Retirement Needs: Top 10 Ways to Save for Retirement

1. Know Your Retirement Needs Retirement is expensive. Experts estimate that you’ll need about 70 percent of your pre-retirement income (90 percent or more for lower earners) to maintain your standard of living when you stop working. 2.Find Out About Your Social Security Benefits Social Security pays the average retiree about 40 percent of pre-retirement earnings. Call the Social Security … [Read More...]