Personal finance

On Social Security and Going Back to Work? Prepare for This Unwanted Surprise

(Maurie Backman) If you’re a retiree who’s struggling to make ends meet in the face of inflation, you’re no doubt in good company. Living costs have soared over the past year, and while inflation is showing signs of cooling, a lot of progress still needs to be made before people get notable relief. You might …

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6 Amazing Trader Joe’s Products You Have to Try in December

Image source: Getty Images Do yourself a favor and put all of these on your shopping list. key points Trader Joe’s tends to rotate its product line seasonally. Right now, you’ll find a host of holiday-themed products that will tantalize your taste buds and get you into the holiday spirit. Some people shop at Trader …

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Spousal Financial Planning Team Talks Personal Finance, Retirement

UPPER DUBLIN, PA — James and Lisa Burns raised four kids together in their home in this eastern Montgomery County community. Now, the husband-wife team are partnering in another way — they’re working side by side at Creative Financial Group, a Delaware County-based financial services business with clients that run the gamut from young millennials …

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Yours, Mine and Ours: A Checklist for Blended Family Finances

Family finances can prove tricky under any circumstances, but that’s even more so with blended families, where two sets of often well-established financial histories and philosophies try to merge into one. At Semmax Financial Group, we’ve seen a number of blended families these days where people have remarried, either after a divorce or the death …

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IRS Reimbursements: What kind of reimbursements are taxable?

Small firms in the USA are required to pay 21 percent in federal taxeswith an additional four percent to nine percent in 44 states, which represents a large amount of your small business’s revenue and which would require numerous hours of accounting to accurately calculate. Unless there is an exception or exclusion, everything received is …

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Can You Pass This 5-Question Social Security Quiz?

Do you know what your full Social Security retirement age is? Or what happens if you claim Social Security while you’re still working? In this short video, Certified Financial Planner® Matt Frankel asks and discusses these and other important Social Security questions you need to know the answers to. The $18,984 Social Security bonus most …

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CalFresh Benefits: Is CalFresh based on net or gross income?

CalFresh is a scheme in California, USAthat provides monthly benefits to low-income households to help them purchase nutritious food, so it is essentially an evolution of the food stamps program. Of course, not everyone qualifies, so we’ll outline here who is eligible for these benefits. Who is eligible to receive CalFresh benefits? A household’s entire …

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On Social Security and Going Back to Work? Prepare for This Unwanted Surprise

(Maurie Backman) If you’re a retiree who’s struggling to make ends meet in the face of inflation, you’re no doubt in good company. Living costs have soared over the past year, and while inflation is showing signs of cooling, a lot of progress still needs to be made before people get notable relief. You might …

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Liz Weston: Remarried divorcee considers claiming ex’s survivor benefit

Dear Liz: I was told by Social Security that because I remarried at 60, I could still collect half of my ex’s benefits once he died. He has just died, and half of his benefit is greater than my own retirement benefit. My current husband has not started benefits. If I collect half of my …

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