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Social Security Payments Need to Be $540 More Today To Equal Value in 2000

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Student Loan Debt Is Now So High Women Are Being Forced To Choose Between Paying Loans and Having a Family

If U.S. lawmakers ever decide to reform the student loan system to reduce the financial burden on borrowers, women stand to gain the most because they are much more likely than men to be negatively…

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Retirement: These 13 States Tax Your Social Security Money

Most retirees expect roughly 40% of their retirement income to come from Social Security payments, GoBankingRates reported. Yet, if you live in one of more than a handful of U.S. states (13, to be…

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The future of Social Security remains uncertain, forcing people to ask questions like, "Will Social Security run out?" According to the 2021 annual report from the Social Security board of trustees,…

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Marjorie Taylor Greene, 47, is an American businessperson and politician who currently serves as a member of the U.S. Congress from Georgia's 14th District and is often referred to by her initials,…

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With the President Biden-mandated federal student loan moratorium in place until the end of August — and no movement on the broader loan forgiveness front — it has been announced that interest rates…

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GO in the Know: Twitter Deal ‘On Hold,’ Meme Stocks Rise & Top Financial News for May 13

Crypto is crashing, the stock market's tanking, and today is Friday the 13th, but some good luck has to be heading our way soon, right? If not, at least the weekend is here. Before you enjoy it, take…

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits are designed to help low-income families pay for food by providing money once a month. In most states, the benefits are deposited on the same day…

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Meme Stocks AMC, GameStop Are on the Rise as Market Volatility Skyrockets – Should You Invest?

Is it the return of a full-fledged meme mania, or just the result of retail investors "buying the dip" on AMC and GameStop stocks? Investors and analysts aren't sure, but trading of the two stocks was…

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More Than Half of Americans Believe They Handle Finances Better Than Their Parents

More than half of Americans believe they handle their finances better than their parents, according to a survey about how different generations perceive money. BOK Financial conducted a poll of 2,000…

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Elon Musk Tweets Twitter Deal is ‘On Hold’ As He Investigates Spam Accounts

Not so fast on that Elon Musk-Twitter deal, folks. The Tesla CEO on Friday tweeted that his $44 billion bid to acquire Twitter, announced last month, was "temporarily on hold" until he can confirm…

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Social Security Has a ‘Treasure Trove’ of Benefits If You Heed These Expert Tips

Oftentimes, taxpayers apply for Social Security, see the benefit they are owed and don't think about it much else. One expert, though, argues that Social Security is an untapped well of potential that…

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Social Security Planning: Ways to Avoid Unnecessary Penalties Upon Spouse’s Death

As you plan for retirement, you may want to make sure you can max out your social security benefits. But the death of a spouse can change your retirement plans in many ways — including financially….

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Seniors: House Passes a Bill To Help Protect Older Americans From Financial Scams

When it comes to financial scams, seniors are among the most frequent targets — to the tune of $2.9 billion in lost money a year in the United States, according to the U.S. Senate Special Committee…

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SNAP FAQ: What Is the Alabama EBT Card and How Can Residents Apply for Benefits?

In Alabama, the Food Assistance Division of the Department of Human Resources administers the SNAP program. SNAP is a federal program that provides food-purchasing assistance to low-income households….

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As McDonald’s Prices Go Up, Customers Are Taking Action

When restaurants — or really, any business — sets prices, they take several factors into consideration. First, there's the cost of goods and labor used to create their menu items and serve the food….

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How Rich Is Robert Pattinson?

Robert Pattinson has a lot to celebrate as he turns 36 on May 13. As a successful English actor, he made fans swoon as Cedric Diggory in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" and even more so when he…

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