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Give Wisely: What to Know About Your Holiday Charitable Giving

AARP Fraud Watch Network warns consumers of possible fundraiser scams

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Uncle Sam Bolsters Support of State-Sponsored Retirement Plans

The U.S. Department of Labor is paving the way for states to sponsor retirement plans for millions of private sector workers who don’t have such programs on the job.

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An easy and fun way to protect your nest egg

Ever hear something like this and scratch your head wondering what it means?

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Federal Agencies Team Up to Help Workers Make Smarter Retirement Decisions

Workers often are confused about Social Security, which can lead them to short-change themselves later when claiming benefits.

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Know your odds before you invest

odds of investing

Probability of active besting passive

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8 Scams That Take Aim at Veterans

Just in time for Veterans Day, there’s a despicable new addition to a long list of scams that target veterans and their families. Scammers are calling widows of military veterans, saying the deceased had a hefty life insurance policy but payments are in arrears – and a few thousand dollars will bring the life insurance policy up to date.

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Foundations are Offering $$$ and More to Livable Communities

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii presents a check to Age-Friendly Honolulu.

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii presents a check to Age-Friendly Honolulu.

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Examaining the claims from stock market newsletters

Have you ever received an email or letter reading something like this?

Are you tired of working for that boss you hate? You’ll never get rich working for a big company, so here’s the proven way to build wealth, working only about an hour a month.

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Treasury Launches New Retirement Account Nationwide

IRA change jarWorkers nationwide who don’t have a retirement plan on the job will have a new alternative – the myRA.

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Brokerages May Be Getting More Tools to Protect Older Clients

iStock_000032926090_LargeA securities industry group recently proposed changes to how brokers and their firms handle accounts in an effort to protect older consumers and vulnerable clients against fraud.

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Three Big Wins for Retired People in New Budget Act

United States Capitol BuildingPeople of retirement age and their families scored three significant victories in the Budget Act passed by Congress.

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More ATM Trouble: New Scammer Innovations Boost Risk

Swiping a credit card reader at gas pumpOn the heels of findings that skimming attacks recently hit a 20-year high comes even more risk at ATMs with new innovations by e

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How the Budget Deal Would Blunt Medicare Cost Increases, Tweak Social Security

620-medicare-social-security-cards-wallet[1]The bipartisan budget agreement reached by the White House and congressional leaders would ward off a spike next year in

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It Pays to Compare Your Medicare Plan Options

It’s that time of year again: Medicare Open Enrollment. Open enrollment is the one time of year when you can re-evaluate your Medicare health and prescription drug plans and switch to ones that offer better coverage or save you money. By now you should have received your Annual Notice of Change packet of information in the mail.

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Infamous IRS Imposter Scam Turns 2, With More Growing Pains

From the start, this was no typical scam. Unlike previous IRS imposters, these phone calls weren’t just randomly trolling for personal information for identity theft.

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A Millennial’s Musings on Returning to the Nest

Our moms met us at the airport after our year abroad.

Our moms met us at the airport after our year abroad.

I’m 32 and I live in my mom’s basement.

(For now!)

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Bogle gives his thougths on investing last week

Last week, 200 “Bogleheads” met for an annual gathering at a hotel near the Vanguard Group’s headquarters in Valley Forge, Pa., to hear the legendary founder of Vanguard, the worlds largest fund company, talk about investing. The Bogleheads is a not-for-profit organization where anyone can post financial questions (at bogleheads.org), and then hundreds of volunteer members (Bogleheads) who are seasoned investors respond with advice — generally without a profit motive.

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The Three R’s: Reading, ‘Riting, and…Retirement?

Elaine and her mom

Elaine and her mom

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With No COLA Increase, Congress Should Pass Medicare Fix

U.S. Congress buildingAARP sent the following letter to Congress on Oct. 14.

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No 2016 Social Security Benefits Increase; Medicare Premium Spikes for Some

Stack of cash in a viceIt’s official: Not only will almost 65 million Social Security recipients not get a cost-of-living increase next year, unless the government intervenes million

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