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Taxation of Social Security Benefits Contentious

Little in the IRS tax code draws more unfavorable response than the rules around the taxation on Social Security benefits. As contentious as that feature of the system can be, it is here to stay.

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Why Humans Don’t Have A Penis Bone And Other Tantalizing Tidbits

I’m always filing away news items that make me smile, shake my head or go, “Hmmm…” Apparently, tidbits relating to private parts have this effect on me more often than not, judging from the assortment that found its way into this blog post.

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Tips For Choosing The Medicare Plan That’s Right For You

Original Medicare pays for about 80 percent of the total costs of health care. The patient is responsible for the remaining 20 percent.

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Family Caregivers Overwhelmed And Undertrained

Adult caregivers looking after aging relatives and friends have little training for their stressful roles but still find the experience rewarding.

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Anxiety, Depression Can Diminish Retirement Savings

The landscape for how people save for retirement has changed over the past several decades. Now far fewer employers offer traditional pensions.

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Caregivers Draw Support by Mapping Their Relationships

Every time Jacque Pearson tried to devise a plan to move her 81-year-old dad, who has Alzheimer’s, from his home in Boise, Idaho, to hers in Denver, she felt stuck.

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