Social Security benefits are meager enough, yet these states take some of that money away. Though it can be skimpy, Social Security is a major source of money for retired Americans: The Social Security Administratration says about 1 in 5 older married couples and nearly half of single seniors rely on their benefits for 90%…

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On the first date, you discuss splitting the bill. Soon, you’re planning your first vacation together. Before you know it, you’re engaged and planning a wedding. If you haven’t already, it’s time to have the money talk. Financial things to talk about before getting married Yes, talking about money can be heavy, but it’s important…

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The sandwich generation has it tough in the best of times. The pandemic has made it even tougher. Life is chaotic for the Galluzzos with the entire family at home all day. Photo by Gina LeVay Things were hard enough for Jennifer Galluzzo before the pandemic hit. Four years ago, the full-time working mother of three became…

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Between deepening Washington gridlock and election year politics, just a few months ago we were expecting 2020 to be a quiet year in terms of tax law changes. But, boy, were we ever wrong! The government funding bills signed by President Trump in December 2019 included a lot of tax provisions. The economic stimulus packages…

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The Story There are a lot of reasons you might be living the single-income life. But whether it’s an exciting transition you planned or you didn’t have a choice, going from two incomes to one can be overwhelming. Tell me about it. If you can, try testing the financial waters before making the switch. See…

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Forbes compared more than 750 locales in America, measuring everything from housing costs and taxes to healthcare and air quality. These are the top 25 cities for retirees. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Timur and Pamela Lacey had flown from their Los Angeles-area home to Austin and Atlanta and were planning trips to Dallas, Savannah, Ga.,…

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