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44 min ago | JD Supra

Louisiana Issues Advisory Letter Regarding Use of the Social Security ...

On September 4, the Louisiana Department of Insurance issued Advisory Letter 2014-04 to advise all life and annuity insurers licensed in Louisiana regarding use of the Social Security Administration's Death Master File . There is significant uncertainty and confusion in the life insurance industry regarding whether, when, and in what states, use of the DMF is required.

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3 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Social Security Q&A: If We Plan to Stop Working in Our Late 50s,...

I am a professor of economics at Boston University, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a contributor to Bloomberg, the FT, the Economist, Forbes, and other media and President of Economic Security Planning, Inc. -- a company that markets personal financial planning at www.esplanner.com, www.esplanner.com/basic, and www.maximizemysocialsecurity.com. Recent books: The Economic Consequences of the Vickers Commission, The Clash of Generations , Jimmy Stewart Is Dead, and Spend 'Til the End.

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8 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Rove group attacks Grimes over immigration

Voiceover: "Their plan? Citizenship for millions who broke the law. Illegal immigrants would become eligible for taxpayer-funded benefits.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Personal Finance

12 hrs ago | The Washington Post

No Labels gathers allies in DC to start 2016 push

Lawmakers and strategists from both parties are gathering to outline a plan to save Social Security, add 25 million jobs and balance the federal budget. Oh, and the delivery date for the bipartisan outside group's ambitious plans? No Labels says October 2015, right as the next presidential campaign starts to rev up.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, US News, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Representative Peter Welch, Democrat, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate

Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Daily Democrat

Senior Americans burdened with student debt

WASHINGTON >> Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans. After struggling with divorce, health problems and an underwater home mortgage, the 57-year-old anticipates there could come a day when her Social Security benefits will be docked to make the payments.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, UC Santa Cruz

KIMA

Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security

HealthCare.gov, the health insurance website serving more than 5 million Americans, has significant security flaws that put users' personal information at risk, nonpartisan congressional investigators have concluded. The Government Accountability Office said the Obama administration must resolve more than 20 specific security issues related to who can get into the system, who can make changes in it and what to do in case the complex network fails.

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Berkshire Eagle

Death certificate: Rapper Tim Dog died last year

A death certificate filed in Georgia shows rapper Tim Dog was dead when a warrant was issued for his arrest last year. One swindling victim from Mississippi told prosecutors she stopped receiving restitution payments around the same time Blair was reported dead.

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Related Topix: Dekalb County, GA, Personal Finance

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Death certificate: Rapper Tim Dog died last year

A death certificate filed in Georgia shows rapper Tim Dog was dead when a warrant was issued for his arrest last year. One swindling victim from Mississippi told prosecutors she stopped receiving restitution payments around the same time Blair was reported dead.

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Related Topix: Dekalb County, GA, Personal Finance, Opinion

The Brattleboro Reformer

Death certificate: Rapper Tim Dog died last year

A death certificate filed in Georgia shows rapper Tim Dog was dead when a warrant was issued for his arrest last year. One swindling victim from Mississippi told prosecutors she stopped receiving restitution payments around the same time Blair was reported dead.

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Related Topix: Dekalb County, GA, Personal Finance

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Understanding Medicare - What you need to know

If you are approaching 65 or older, you are concerned about having access to affordable healthcare. That's why you need to learn the facts about Medicare, the federal health insurance program.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Health Insurance, Personal Finance

WATE-TV Knoxville

Social Security resumes mailing benefit statements

A House committee has determined that the government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the... The government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem, a House committee majority... Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.

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Philly.com

Doreen Shelow.

"People think Jews aren't poor," said Shelow, 56, a disabled and divorced Jewish woman raising her grandson well below the poverty line in a tiny apartment in Somerton, in Northeast Philadelphia. "It's an aspect of poverty that's overlooked.

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CIO

'Tiny banker' malware targets US financial institutions

A banking trojan, known for its small size but powerful capabilities, has expanded the number of financial institutions it can collect data from, according to security vendor Avast. The malware is just 20K in size and can inject HTML fields into websites when it detects a user has navigated to a banking site, asking for a range of sensitive information banks would never request during an online session.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Motley Fool

Social Security: Older Couples Face a Terrifying Divorce Trap

Social Security provides benefits not just for workers but also for their spouses. It's pretty easy to understand workers' benefits in retirement, as they're directly linked to that person's work history and are therefore unaffected by things like changes in marital status.

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Social Security: Verification of benefits

Need verification of your Social Security benefits? There's no need to visit or call an office to get the verification you need. Simply visit www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount .

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The York Daily Record

Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound

Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the government billions. Industry analysts expect strong growth as the housing market improves, particularly in once hard-hit Sun Belt areas including Phoenix, Miami and San Diego, California, and aging Americans find value in growing old in their homes.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Housing

KTMF

Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound

11, 2014 photo, Myles Griffin, 74, poses for a photograph in front of his home in Philadelphia. . In this Thursday, Sept.

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Brandon Sun

New rules aim to reduce default rates in reverse mortgages amid signs program is rebounding

Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the government billions. Industry analysts expect strong growth as the housing market improves, particularly in once hard-hit Sun Belt areas including Phoenix, Miami and San Diego, California, and aging Americans find value in growing old in their homes.

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India Together

Chhattisgarh's food ATMs: Portable benefits minus biometrics

The functioning of the smart-card driven CORE-PDS system demonstrates the feasibility of introducing portability in social security systems without the use of biometrics. A student team from IIT Delhi surveys Fair Price Shops in Raipur district following the new system to assess how it has been faring.

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In-depth Africa

Deal Gone Bad: Shamenda Claims He Rejected Dangote Bribe

MINISTER of Labour and Social Security Fackson Shamenda has revealed that a former human resources manager at Dangote Industries Zambia Limited in Ndola allegedly attempted to bribe him at a hotel a week ago. Speaking when he met Dangote management in Ndola on Saturday, Mr Shamenda said he is disappointed with the behaviour of the company's former human resource manager, Bala Zango, for allegedly attempting to bribe him.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Zambia, Personal Finance,

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