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Want to Save Social Security? Here’s What It’d Really Take — and Why Washington Might Never Do It

(Dan Caplinger) The legislation that created Social Security dates back 87 years. Since the program made its first payment in 1937, hundreds of millions of Americans have received benefits. Indeed, the vast majority of those receiving Social Security count on it for the majority of their retirement income. Given the importance of Social Security to …

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Nebraska expands $50 million homeowners assistance program

Nebraska, along with five other conservative states, filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging President Joe Biden’s plan to forgive student loan debt for millions of Americans. LINCOLN — Nebraska is increasing the maximum amount of aid available through a pandemic-era program created to help distressed homeowners avoid foreclosure.  The state established the Nebraska Homeowner …

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Seniors on Medicare Just Got Some Really Good News

(Maurie Backman) It’s hardly a secret that healthcare is a huge burden for many retirees. And the cost of Medicare plays into that. While Medicare Part A, which covers hospital care, is generally free for enrollees, Part B, which covers diagnostic services and outpatient care, costs money. Part B premiums start at a base amount …

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Injunction could delay IFG’s sale to Spanish conglomerate News

A local table grape grower won a round last week in his legal fight to halt the proposed sale of a Bakersfield grape breeding company he co-owns. A private arbitration panel set up to help resolve Jack Pandol’s lawsuit against International Fruit Genetics LLC issued a preliminary injunction Sept. 18 that could stall the company’s …

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Investing in future of planet found to be good for pocket, too

I have spoken investing to countless folks who are interested in their money in moresocial responsible companies, but they said their financial advisor either rolled their eyes at them or explained thatsocial responsible would not give them desired returns. This is frustrating to me because I used to teach a course on sustainable business at …

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Planning to Take Social Security at 62? 3 Reasons to Wait Until 70:

(Adam Levine-Weinberg) A big question for Americans nearing retirement is when to file for Social Security benefits. While the US government has set full retirement age at 67 for people born in 1960 or later, Americans can choose to take a reduced Social Security benefit as early as age 62 — or wait beyond full …

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Planning to Take Social Security at 62? 3 Reasons to Wait Until 70:

(Adam Levine-Weinberg) A big question for Americans nearing retirement is when to file for Social Security benefits. While the US government has set full retirement age at 67 for people born in 1960 or later, Americans can choose to take a reduced Social Security benefit as early as age 62 — or wait beyond full …

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Livestock market once the busiest place in town | Feature

For years, the bawling of cattle, the chant of the auctioneer, the clatter of boots on walkways filled the Norfolk Livestock Market. There, farmers and ranchers came to buy and sell livestock. In between auctions, they gathered in the cafe to discuss market prices, the weather, crop conditions or the state of the world. Which …

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Medicare Enrollees Have a Big Decision to Make

(Maurie Backman) Millions of seniors rely on Medicare to cover their health-related needs. But Medicare offers different types of coverage, and choosing the right plan could spell the difference between reasonably affording healthcare in retirement and struggling to keep up with it. Meanwhile, we’re only a few weeks away from the start of Medicare’s open-enrollment …

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