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Will a government pension reduce my Social Security benefits?

Posted on: February 18th, 2018
If you earned a government pension from a job not subject to Social Security tax withholding ("noncovered employment") and are also eligible for Social Security benefits through a job where Social Security taxes were withheld, two provisions might reduce your benefits: the windfall elimination provision (WEP) and the government pension offset (GPO). ...

How does working affect Social Security retirement benefits?

Posted on: February 18th, 2018
If you're thinking about working as long as possible to increase your retirement savings, you may be wondering whether you can receive Social Security retirement benefits while you're still employed. ...

Due Date Approaches for 2017 Federal Income Tax Returns

Posted on: February 18th, 2018
Tax filing season is here again. If you haven't done so already, you'll want to start pulling things together — that includes getting your hands on a copy of your 2016 tax return and gathering W-2s, 1099s, and deduction records....

Weathering the Storm: Are You Prepared?

Posted on: February 11th, 2018
Severe weather can test even the most seasoned homeowners. And while storm hazards such as power outages, downed trees, and flooding can result in costly damage to your home, they can also put your family's safety at risk. ...

College Saving: How Does a 529 Plan Compare to a Roth IRA?

Posted on: February 4th, 2018
529 plans were created 22 years ago, in 1996, to give people a tax-advantaged way to save for college. ...

How to Reverse Medicare Surcharges When Your Income Changes

Posted on: November 7th, 2017
What happens if you are a high-income Medicare beneficiary who is paying a surcharge on your premiums and then your income changes? If your circumstances change, you can reverse those surcharges....
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