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3 hrs ago | MyFoxAtlanta

Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

Acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn Colvin, right, speaks at a news conference at the Treasury Department in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014, to discuss the release of the annual Trustees Reports.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, US News, US Treasury, Medicare, Health, Retirement, US Politics, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives

Mon Jul 28, 2014

News Observer

Five questions for financial gerontologist Cyndi Hutchins

As baby boomers ebb out of the workforce and into retirement, financial advisers are helping wind down their clients' careers by preparing them for soon-to-be-reduced incomes.

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Related Topix: University of Southern California, Pension, Long Term Care, Health

WOZZ-FM Appleton

Hearing delayed for Social Security fraud suspect

The case involving three family members accused of cashing their missing mother's Social Security checks may go forward soon.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

WHO-TV

Ernst Agrees She'd Change Social Security but Doesn't Give Specifics

Iowa Democrats have been dogging U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst, a Red Oak Republican, with charges she is "extreme" for wanting to privatize part of people's social security benefits.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Trustees: Disability Insurance nears funding crisis

Costs for the disability-insurance program have exceeded incoming revenues since 2005, and year after year nothing has been done to address the problem, said the report by the Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, Personal Finance, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Retirement

ThinkProgress

4 Things You Need To Know About The State Of Social Security

The Social Security Trustees issued their annual report on the status of the Social Security trust funds on Monday.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, US News, Liberal Political News

NWCN.com

Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

The government says Medicare's finances have improved. The program's hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 - four years later than last year's estimate.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Personal Finance

Wall Street Journal

Medicare, Social Security Disability Fund Headed in Different Directions

The nation's two biggest entitlement programs are facing competing trends, government trustees said Monday-with Medicare's trust fund rebounding strongly, but Social Security's disability fund on the brink of exhaustion.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Conservative Political News, US News

Fox News

Treasury: Social Security Broadly Funded Until 2033

The Treasury Department reports the U.S. Social Security retirement and disability trust funds 'have dedicated resources sufficient to cover benefits for the next 19 years, until 2033.'

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Business News

The Day

Old Lyme veteran, 88, falls victim to identity thieves

Norman E. Emerson survived active duty in three wars and withstood all the usual adversity that comes a man's way over the course of 88 years.

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Related Topix: Old Lyme, CT, Personal Finance, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Times Leader

Pittston man accused of masturbating at Laurel Mall Boscov's

A Pittston man was arrested after he allegedly was caught masturbating in Boscov's Department Store at the Laurel Mall.

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Related Topix: Pittston, PA, Personal Finance, Luzerne County, PA, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Lackawanna County, PA

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Detroit News

Social Security offices will keep verifying benefits

Field offices were scheduled to stop issuing statements in October as part of Social Security's efforts to provide more services online.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, US News, US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, Bill Nelson

Townhall

Give Low Income Americans Exit Option From Social Security

But as we become bogged down in our many problems, I see, unfortunately, a mentality in which we are becoming increasingly a nation of the unfree - the victim - and the timid, in how we're approaching these challenges.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, US Politics, Senator Rob Portman, US News, US Senate, Republican, Retirement, Opinion

News Tribune

House votes to boost child tax credit for some

More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Illegal Immigration, Personal Finance, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives

EKathimerini

Private sector salaries keep shrinking

Salaries in the private sector are dropping to levels even lower than pensions distributed by the Social Security Foundation , official data have shown.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

Sunherald.com

Unpaid GA court fines to be drawn from tax returns

Assistant Director for the Georgia Administrative Office of the Courts Mike Cuccaro tells the Telegraph of Macon similar laws that have been implemented in other states have generated about $2 million in annual collections.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

Los Angeles Times

Avoid family war over inheritance by seeking a settlement

Buying a life insurance policy on spouse, 76, that would pay off a mortgage might not be the best use of funds Dear Liz: I have really bad credit.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Credit Card Debt, Pension

The American

Are Rising Health Care Costs Creating a Retirement Crisis?

It's almost taken for granted that Americans are dramatically undersaving for retirement.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Pension, Health, AARP

Sunherald.com

Advice for a happy retirement

In 2012, there were 43.1 million Americans age 65 and older. By 2050, that number is expected to reach 83.7 million, according to two recent reports from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Pension

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Free Tools for Optimizing Social Security Benefits

Faced with cracked nest eggs and shrinking pensions, baby boomers on the brink of retirement are turning to a growing number of free online programs that aim to help them squeeze the maximum from their Social Security benefits.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Pension, Health, AARP

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