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3 hrs ago | News Tribune

House votes to boost child tax credit for some

More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Illegal Immigration, Personal Finance, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives

7 hrs ago | EKathimerini

Private sector salaries keep shrinking

Salaries in the private sector are dropping to levels even lower than pensions distributed by the Social Security Foundation , official data have shown.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

11 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Unpaid GA court fines to be drawn from tax returns

Assistant Director for the Georgia Administrative Office of the Courts Mike Cuccaro tells the Telegraph of Macon similar laws that have been implemented in other states have generated about $2 million in annual collections.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

12 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Avoid family war over inheritance by seeking a settlement

Buying a life insurance policy on spouse, 76, that would pay off a mortgage might not be the best use of funds Dear Liz: I have really bad credit.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Credit Card Debt, Pension

16 hrs ago | The American

Are Rising Health Care Costs Creating a Retirement Crisis?

It's almost taken for granted that Americans are dramatically undersaving for retirement.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Pension, Health, AARP

21 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Advice for a happy retirement

In 2012, there were 43.1 million Americans age 65 and older. By 2050, that number is expected to reach 83.7 million, according to two recent reports from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Pension

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Free Tools for Optimizing Social Security Benefits

Faced with cracked nest eggs and shrinking pensions, baby boomers on the brink of retirement are turning to a growing number of free online programs that aim to help them squeeze the maximum from their Social Security benefits.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Pension, Health, AARP

The Star

on the Money: Social Security disability benefits, part two

As we covered in last week's column, if you have met the age and duration of work criteria as they relate to your participation in the Social Security program, and if your disability will prevent you from working for at least 12 months, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Income benefits.

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The Baltimore Sun

Questions raised about transparency on Social Security computer system

Two weeks after the Social Security Administration received a report criticizing management for a dysfunctional, $300 million computer system, agency officials provided only a cursory summary of the findings at a meeting of a committee overseeing the project, documents obtained by The Baltimore Sun show.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, McKinsey, Consulting, McKinsey & Company

EKathimerini

Government to push troika for concessions as pressure to meet pledges intensifies

Talks between the coalition leaders last week led to them finalizing the requests that Athens will make regarding the easing of adjustment measures when the troika returns to Greece but European officials have warned that if the government does not stick to its pledges it will be forced to agree to a third bailout.

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Related Topix: Canada

Patch.com

Congressman Lipinski To Host Town Hall Meeting in Oak Lawn

If your basement turns into a toilet every time that it rains, or you have other concerns about what is happening in Washington, D.C., Congressman Dan Lipinski will be hosting a town hall meeting for Illinois Third District residents in Oak Lawn this coming week.

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Related Topix: Oak Lawn, IL, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Daniel Lipinski, Personal Finance

Sunherald.com

Sound Off for July 26

The taxpayers will pay more to house Scott Walker in jail per year than we pay our school teachers a year.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Death Penalty

Fri Jul 25, 2014

KCRG

Fact Check: Attack Ad on Ernst and Social Security

With a recent NBC/Marist poll showing Democrat Bruce Braley and Republican Joni Ernst is a 43%-43% deadlock for the open U.S. Senate seat in Iowa, more and more attack ads are flowing into the state.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa, Red Oak, IA

ABC News

Child Tax Credit: Who Gets It?

The House passed a bill Friday that would gradually increase the child tax credit and make it available to higher income parents.

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Related Topix: Tax, Personal Finance

Forbes.com

How Your Lifetime Social Security Benefits Could Be Higher

Ted and Martha Jones know, unfortunately, all too much about disability. Ted became disabled at 45 due to a traffic accident.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Business News

The News Tribune

House votes to limit tax credit for immigrants

However, millions of low-income families would lose the $1,000-a-child credit in 2018, when enhancements championed by President Barack Obama are set to expire.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Personal Finance, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tax

The Hill

Social Security Disability Insurance's effect on labor force participation

The labor force participation rate for the prime working-age population - those between 25 and 54 years old - has been declining in the U.S. since 1997.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

The Las Vegas Sun

Helping others: UNLV senior launches group for undocumented students

UNLV student Greysel Sousa responds to a question during an interview at the UNLV student union Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Personal Finance, World News, Mexico

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Inter Press Service

Social Protection Needed to Reduce Africa's Inequalities

David, 14, transports gallons of palm oil for his father in Penja, in Cameroon's Littoral region.

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Related Topix: Pension, World News, Cameroon

Forbes.com

Paul Ryan's New Upward Mobility Plan

Reducing poverty is one thing-giving people money will do that. Increasing mobility is another.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Personal Finance

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