Tag Archive: social security

May 29 2012

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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May 22 2012

Prepare your kids for summer job expenses

By Jason Alderman High school and college students hoping to find temporary jobs may be in for a tough time this summer – once again – as they compete with older, more experienced workers in a still-struggling economy. But if your kid is fortunate enough to find work, there are a few things he or …

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May 07 2012

For Mother’s Day, discuss mom’s financial future

By Jason Alderman On Mother’s Day, children of all ages thank their moms for the many sacrifices made during their childhoods – and well beyond, considering how many adult children still hit up their moms for a loan or free babysitting. Unfortunately, for many mothers sacrificing extends well beyond sleepless nights and boring recitals. Women …

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Apr 24 2012

Projected Trust Fund Exhaustion

By Phyllis Dillis The Social Security Board of Trustees today released its annual report on the financial health of the Social Security Trust Funds.  The combined assets of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Trust Funds will be exhausted in 2033, three years sooner than projected last year.  The DI Trust Fund …

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Apr 03 2012

Young workers and Social Security

By Phylis Dills Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Little Rock, AR   Summer will be here before we know it. That means millions of high school and college students will be searching for jobs. Whether a new worker is beginning the career of a lifetime or just earning some extra money for the school …

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Feb 07 2012

SBDC will offer payroll law workshops

The Kilgore College Small Business Development Center will host the first of a new series of “coffee connections” workshops for small business owners, managers and entrepreneurs called “Payroll Law 2012.” The seminar is set for 9 to 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 1, in the KCSBDC Boardroom, located at 911 NW Loop 281, Suite 209 (Austin …

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Jan 30 2012

Destroy our future

I’m forming my very own Super PAC. By Donald Kaul Newt Gingrich has a Super PAC called “Winning Our Future.” Mitt Romney’s is called “Restore Our Future.” I know, technically Super PACs don’t belong to candidates. But only innocents like Boy Scouts and the Supreme Court believe that. In the real world, this new kind …

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Nov 09 2011

Gift of a good retirement

By Phylis Dills, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist When the holidays come, the money goes — usually for presents and parties, greeting cards and traveling to see family. Before you spend that last holiday buck, make sure you set some cash aside for retirement as a gift to yourself. If you haven’t started already, now …

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