Tag Archive: social security

May 03

Lone Star State: Charity Scams

It’s sad but true. Following major disasters and tragedies, scam artists impersonate charities to steal money or get private information from well-intentioned taxpayers. Fraudulent schemes involve solicitations by phone, social media, email or in-person. Scam artists use a variety of tactics. Some operate bogus charities that contact people by telephone to solicit money or financial …

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Apr 24

Cutting your benefits isn’t the ‘middle’ way

The federal budget is, according to many experts, a “political document.” It’s how our political leaders convey their priorities to the people they serve. So what’s the political lesson of Barack Obama’s recent budget plan? He apparently thinks older people could get by with less. how to learn Chinese The Obama budget has attracted a …

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Jan 22

Tax Trickery

January-17-24-2013

Hucksters target local churches, seniors with promises of stimulus money. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott recently issued a warning to avoid using Syam Tax Services pending his department’s investigation of this business for a tax fraud scheme. Court documents now reveal how Syam used recruiters to canvass churches and senior centers throughout East Texas in …

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Jul 03

America’s most popular baby names

By Phylis Dills Each year, Social Security announces the top baby names for boys and girls, based on Social Security card applications for babies born in the previous year. If you have children or you’re friends or relatives with those who do, chances are you might know a few babies with the “in” names. This …

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Jun 28

Only His Undertaker Knows For Sure!

By Tom Margenau Q. My husband is 66 years old. I’m only 60. We are having an argument about Social Security. He insists on waiting until age 70 to get his full benefits plus the delayed retirement bonus. I say he should take Social Security now. If he doesn’t, he’ll be throwing away thousands of …

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Jun 18

Baseball and Social Security numbers tell stories

By Phylis Dills Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Just as Social Security is an American cornerstone, baseball is America’s pastime. Baseball is an annual rite of summer and a game that is known for its numbers. Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak, Cal Ripken’s record 2,632 consecutive games played, and Hank Aaron’s 755 career home runs …

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May 29

Social Security’s dual-income trap

Families with two breadwinners can end up paying more than twice as much in Social Security taxes as families with just one income. By Salvatore Babones U.S. workers have paid a reduced Social Security tax rate of 4.2 percent for the past year and a half, down from the ordinary rate of 6.2 percent. For …

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