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58 min ago |

Death threats for Sassa as corruption tackled

Death threats and intimidation are some of the reasons behind why multimillions have been spent for security protection services for top personnel at the SA Social Security Agency , the social development department said on Sunday.


Related Topix: Personal Finance

4 hrs ago | WBIR-TV Knoxville

Your 2013 tax bill probably rose; here's why

Whether you filed your taxes months ago or are just finished your return, millions of Americans saw their 2013 tax bills go up.


Related Topix: Tax, Healthcare Law, Law, Personal Finance

8 hrs ago | The Day

Savers beware: Fees may be shrinking your 401

And now a new study finds that the typical 401 fees - adding up to a modest-sounding 1 percent a year - would erase $70,000 from an average worker's account over a four-decade career compared with lower-cost options.


Related Topix: Retirement, Financial Markets, Mutual Funds

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Post and Courier

Test your tax and finance knowledge with this quiz

April is Financial Literacy Month, and income tax returns were due last week, so I've put together a short 10-question quiz on local, state and federal tax facts.


Related Topix: Tax, 9, Charleston, SC, Mortgage, Personal Finance


Social Security to resume benefits statement mailings

Paper Social Security benefits statements, which used to be mailed out every year and then fell victim to budget cuts, are going to make a partial comeback.


Related Topix: Personal Finance


Why Are The Poor, Poor?

Have you ever wondered why poor people are poor? It's not as though there aren't plenty of role models around.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Opinion

WBIR-TV Knoxville

10 worst states for retirement

March 11, 2014 - Finding the best place to retire in is a little bit like looking for a mate.


Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, Pension, Personal Finance, Prison, Trenton, NJ


Utah Plane In Iran Actually Belonged To Ghanaians?

To put it mildly, the United States and Iran have a rather strained relationship .


Related Topix: Asia Travel, Azerbaijan Travel, Pakistan Travel, Iran, Pakistan Travel, Middle East Travel, Travel, Iran, Azerbaijan Travel, Iran Travel, Europe Travel, Personal Finance, Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory, Ghana, Africa, World News

Washington Times

Ala school admits immigrant student

The Montgomery-based Southern Poverty Law Center says Fort Payne schools allowed the Mexican-born 17-year-old to begin attending classes after he was turned away twice from Fort Payne High School.


Related Topix: Southern Poverty Law Center, Law, Fort Payne, AL, Immigration Reform, Personal Finance

Fri Apr 18, 2014


Consumers: A Click Away From the Heartbleed Bug Ruining Credit

Every year approximately 10 million Americans become victims of identity theft. Just last week a new online virus, the Heartbleed Bug, was discovered that can compromise the usernames and passwords of websites that people use every day to shop, email and bank.


Related Topix: Personal Finance

Free Republic

Vietnam Vet Gets Retirement Surprise: He's Not a Citizen

During which time he served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and lived and worked in the Bay Area for nearly 44 years.


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New Tax Fraud Scam Reminds Us: Protect Your Social Security Number

While Heartbleed and credit card breaches at Target and Michael's have us all on the watch for our security, the most secure number in your inventory isn't your credit card number: It's your Social Security number.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Tax

The Daily Caller

Raising the payroll tax cap won't solve Social Security's problems

That federal entitlement programs are heading for an increasingly unavoidable crisis has finally become conventional wisdom in Washington.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Medicare, Health, Conservative Political News

Daily Herald

Chinese trade group to mediate shoe factory strike

Chinese police hauled away dozens of workers Friday to break up a march on a factory complex targeted by tens of thousands of laborers striking against the world's largest maker of athletic shoes, while a government trade union said it would mediate the labor dispute.


Related Topix: China, Asia, World News, Personal Finance

The Herald-Leader

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More than 10 million kids attend some type of summer camp. Here are some tips to ensure a positive summer for everyone as you look at camps.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Personal Finance

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Tips for self employed tax payers in 2014

If you are someone who is considered self-employed, there are some things that you need to keep in mind about your federal tax return.


Related Topix: Tax, Personal Finance


Hickory Social Security office closed after foul odor in building

A Hickory Social Security office is closed because of a foul odor. The union representing the employees at the office on Southgate Corp Park SW filed a grievance in August about the odor, but it took six months before the building was closed and employees were relocated to other offices.


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Police Make Arrest After Fraudster Exploits Heartbleed to Steal Taxpayer Data

Canadian police have arrested and charged a man who allegedly exploited the Heartbleed bug to steal personal data, including social security numbers, from the Canada Revenue Agency's website.


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Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Why equal pay is worth the fight

When I started teaching elementary school after college, the public school district didn't hide the fact that it had two pay scales: one for men and one for women.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Education Etc., Personal Finance, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski

Business Journal

Study shows the economy is trillions of dollars stronger because...

An influx of women, particularly mothers, entering the full-time workforce over the past three decades has significantly bolstered the national economy, according to a recent study.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Personal Finance, Medicare, Health, Medicaid