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What Holiday Shopping can Teach You About Saving for Retirement

Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, and companies would not participate if it did not make good financial sense. This day marks the period that most stores start to see their profit for the year. They…

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Making Sure You Save Enough for Retirement

Many retirees run in to the concern of wondering if they have enough in savings to last throughout their entire retirement. This concern is getting more and more real as life expectancy keeps going up. There is a plethora of…

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Proclamation of Thanksgiving

  This is the proclamation which set the precedent for America’s national day of Thanksgiving. During his administration, President Lincoln issued many orders similar to this. For example, on November 28, 1861, he ordered government departments closed for a local…

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Income Diversity Across Generations

The Bureau of Labor Statistics just released info that shows how each generation makes its income. This new tool makes it easy to see just how much Social Security affects each generation, and it comes as no surprise that the…

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Preparing for Retirement

The most common concern in preparing for retirement is wondering if you will have enough saved and in investments to last throughout the rest of your life. Studies show that the most important period in retirement is the first 10…

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“Will unemployment benefits affect my Social Security benefits?”

Answer:  Social Security does not count unemployment benefits as earnings. They do not affect retirement benefits. However, income from Social Security may reduce your unemployment compensation.Contact your state unemployment office for information on how your state applies the reduction. Source: Social Security…

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