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Privatizing Social Security Has Proven a Tough Pill To Swallow — What Are the Pros and Cons?

Proposals to privatize Social Security are not new. They've been around for at least 30 years, when politicians and think tanks suggested private investment accounts as an option to address the…

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What Happens to Your Credit Score If Biden Cancels School Loans?

President Joe Biden is expected to make an announcement this summer on whether to pursue legislation that would forgive federal student loan debts for millions of borrowers. If a forgiveness plan is…

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 7, 2016: Olympic champion Serena Williams of United States in action during singles first round match of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Tennis Centre.

Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal and 14 More of the Highest-Paid Tennis Players, Ranked

Wimbledon opens June 27 in London, with Rafael Nadal of Spain halfway to the calendar year Grand Slam. He's already won this year's two major tournaments – the Australian Open and the French Open -…

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Social Security Schedule: When July 2022 Benefits Will Be Sent

The next round of Social Security checks are scheduled to go out in early July. In May, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose by 1.0% and the all items index increased 8.6%…

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Social Security: New Bill Could Give Seniors an Extra $2,400 a Year

Social Security recipients could get an additional $2,400 a year in benefits if a new bill recently introduced to Congress wins approval — something seniors would no doubt welcome as surging…

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SNAP Schedule: Louisiana Purchase Card EBT Payments Distribute Based on Social Security Number in July 2022

In Louisiana, SNAP benefits are administered by the Department of Children and Family Services, which provides food-purchasing assistance for low-income households. Benefits are deposited monthly into…