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  1. Investors' Tips for Juggling Multiple Investing Goals

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    Sun, 19 Oct 2014

    savings/investments are in tax-[advantaged] accounts (403(b), 457)," he said. "... I expect RMDs plus Social Security to provide sufficient support for our typical monthly expenditures. I will reinvest 'excess RMDs' in the future

  2. Pros and Cons of 2 Key Annuity Types

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    Sat, 18 Oct 2014

    want $80,000 per year and you have $50,000 from Social Security and pensions, you probably don't need a DIA or ..... want $80,000 a year: You've got $20,000 from Social Security ; that's someone who should really consider buying

    Social Security found at 5:47

    So, if you want $80,000 per year and you have $50,000 from Social Security and pensions, you probably don't need a DIA or a SPIA as much as someone who has, say, much less coverage. So, again, you want $80,000 a year: You've got $20,000 from Social Security ; that's someone who should really consider buying an annuity to guarantee that if their portfolio does poorly, they still have income for
  3. Diagnosing the Market's Mood Swings

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    Fri, 17 Oct 2014

    1% growth for September, year-over-year inflation would drop back to 1.8% (which should approximate the Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment for 2015, which is based on a very similar average to this one) on a three-month average

  4. UPDATE 1-India's Modi kicks off overhaul of creaky labour rules

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    Thu, 16 Oct 2014

    NEW DELHI, Oct 16 (Reuters) - India will simplify employment rules and ease the way for people changing jobs to move social security funds, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday, unveiling steps to reform the labour sector long sought by investors.

  5. Hackers breach Oregon job-seeker database, official says

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    Tue, 14 Oct 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore., Oct 14 (Reuters) - Hackers gained access to social security numbers and other sensitive information from up to around 850,000 Oregon job-seekers in a massive breach that began some time before Oct. 6, the state's employment department said on Tuesday.

  6. In Hindsight, Here's What Retirees Wish They'd Known

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    Sun, 12 Oct 2014

    theme was regret over taking Social Security too early. The longer one waits ..... hindsight I wish hadn't taken Social Security at 65 because I could. We didn't ..... wife's teacher pension and my Social Security check for daily living and have

  7. Sears discloses Kmart data breach

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    Fri, 10 Oct 2014

    compromised." However, it also believes "no personal information, no debit card PIN numbers, no email addresses and no social security numbers were obtained by those criminally responsible." The disclosure arrives two days after Sears crashed following

  8. Successful cyberattack on Berkshire's Dairy Queen

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    Fri, 10 Oct 2014

    retailers for about a year now. Exposed were names, card numbers, and expiration dates. There's no indication PINs, social security numbers, or email addresses were stolen. Post your comment!

  9. Social Security Withholding

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    Fri, 10 Oct 2014

    Since I start social security in December I have been thinking about how much to withhold for ..... discovered that you must choose among only four percentages for social security withholding: 7%, 10%, 15%, and 25%. This won't be a

  10. Make the Right Decision on Your Social Security Start Date

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    Thu, 9 Oct 2014

    Making the right decision on your Social Security start date can make a big difference ..... Mark, before we get started on Social Security planning and key takeaways that ..... mind, let's talk about why Social Security planning really seems to have

    Social Security found at 0:08, 1:39, 2:27

    Hi, I'm Christine Benz for Moringstar.com. Making the right decision on your Social Security start date can make a big difference. Joining me to share some tips on this topic is Mark Miller, he is a Morningstar contributor. Mark, thank you so much for being here. Mark Miller: Always great to be here, Christine. Benz: Mark, before we get started on Social Security planning and key takeaways that people should have in mind, let's talk about why Social Security planning really seems to have caught fire recently. There is so much interest in this area. Miller: I think there are a few factors. I think one is that a lot of the political stuff around Social Security has quieted down and people sort of are back to a fundamentals understanding of how important Social Security is in most retirement plans--so, that's one. The clouds have parted, if you will. Two, I think there is more focus on help and advice to people around Social Security . I actually wrote about this for Morningstar recently--the different ways you can access advice and help. Workplace retirement plans are starting to add Social Security advisory services. There is a whole cottage industry of companies that can help people make plans and optimize their benefits. So, there
    down?" And so the retirement-income conversation naturally leads to a conversation about Social Security because it's the grandmother of all retirement-income programs. Benz: So, you brought some key takeaways that people should have in mind as they are navigating Social Security . Obviously, it's a pretty complicated topic when you dig into it, but you think that if people are armed with a few
    is that I always urge people to start with their statement. The Social Security Administration prepares an annual statement updating you on what your benefits will be at retirement. Now, they stopped mailing out the statement a handful of years ago to save money. They are now resuming statement mailings as of this fall on an every-five-year basis. But the thing to know is that you can download your statement every year if you've created a my Social Security account on the [official Social Security ] website. And if you do that, you'll receive an email prompt once a year reminding you to go take a look at
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