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Are Social Security benefits taxable? - Classify your income correctly to avoid a tax audit.

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Act Now: Health Insurance Open Enrollment Ends Friday - If it feels like open enrollment is shorter this year, that’s because it is — at least for Obamacare health-insurance plans. This deadline comes six weeks after the period started, making open enrollment half as long as last year. For folks who obtain insurance through an employer, open-enrollment

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Top 6 Myths About Social Security Benefits - Misinformation on retirement benefits is common. We'll set the record straight.If you are confused by the advice some people are offering about Social Security benefits, you're not alone. In perhaps no other area of personal finance is more misinformation consistently provided. As a result, people often make the wrong decision about when to start receiving their Social Security benefits. This article aims to set the record straight.

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Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Before Retirement? - Owning a home can lead to a comfortable retirement. In theory, you buy a house when you'e 30, faithfully make the mortgage payments for 30 years and at age 60 you own your house, free and clear. Now you have a solid nest egg and can sail into a worry-free retirement.

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3 reasons to delay taking Social Security - Here are three good reasons you might want to wait as long as possible. 1. You're still working 2. A guaranteed 8 percent return for waiting 3. Your spouse will get your higher benefit if you die

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7 things first-time homebuyers wish they'd known - Beware of wire transfer scams and look beyond paint colors, as these buyers learned the hard way.

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2018 Won't Be a Fizzy Year for COLAs After All - Because of the way the Social Security cost-of-living adjustment and Medicare premiums interact, millions of retirees will experience flat benefits next year, says contributor Mark Miller.

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Millions face a Social Security tax hike of up to $186 in 2018. Will You? - Find out who'll pay more to Social Security in the coming year.Most people complain that their taxes are too high, and that has prompted numerous calls to provide tax cuts for Americans. Yet despite the possibility that a tax reform package might bring some relief on the tax front, a substantial number of workers already face the prospect for a tax increase in 2018. For them, the boost will come from an increase in the amount of Social Security payroll tax that they have to pay

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Why 2018's Social Security COLA May Really Be Just $1 - TheStreet - The 2018 Social Security 'raise' is 2%, but Robert Powell explains why millions will see little or no increase in their benefit checks.

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Most People With Medicare Part B Will Pay Higher Premiums in 2018 - Many Medicare beneficiaries will see their premiums rise by $25 per month in 2018, an increase of more than 20% over 2017. Here's why.
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