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Rise in Social Security payments will be biggest in 39 years

Rise in Social Security payments will be biggest in 39 years

The year was 1983: The U.S. invaded Granada. A gallon of gas cost 96 cents. Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ video premiered. That year was also the last time that Social Security recipients saw a cost-of-living increase steeper than the one just announced for 2022. This...

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Online Survey Helps Assess Seniors’ Financial Vulnerability

Online Survey Helps Assess Seniors’ Financial Vulnerability

All older Americans are vulnerable to financial abuse, but there are certain circumstances that make someone more likely to be scammed. An online survey can help older adults (or their caregivers) assess their risk of being exploited based on how they make financial...

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Is Your Medicare Plan Still Working for You?

Is Your Medicare Plan Still Working for You?

Every year Medicare gives beneficiaries a window of opportunity to shop around and determine if their current Medicare plan is still the best one for them. During Medicare's Open Enrollment Period, which runs from October 15 to December 7, beneficiaries can freely...

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Are You Overestimating Your Social Security Benefits?

Are You Overestimating Your Social Security Benefits?

Studies have found that workers overestimate how much they will receive in Social Security benefits when they retire. Having a good understanding of the realities can help you plan for retirement. Researchers from the University of Michigan studied the expectations of...

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