Social Security

Chaos in Nicaragua

Nicaragua has begun to fall apart. On Tuesday the National Assembly slashed government spending by 9 percent, the economy’s expected growth has …

Venezuela

Retirement success: focus on the paycheck, not a savings number

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Steve Vernon is an expert on numbers - but please do not ask him for your “number” - that is, the amount you need to save to insure a successful retirement.<p>Vernon thinks that is the wrong question. A leading retirement educator, by training he is an actuary - meaning he is an …

Retirement

This Once-Loved Social Security Strategy Still Works -- In These 3 Cases

Don't miss out on what many think had gone away forever.<p>Social Security has changed a lot over the years, and the best strategies to follow have …

Retirement

30 Uncommon Names For Girls That You Won't Find at the Top of the Popular Lists

I am a huge lover of the name Olivia and always thought it'd be the girls' name I chose for a daughter — until it became one of the most popular names in the US with no sign of losing its status any time soon. As someone with a unique name that's often hard to pronounce, I definitely want to give …

Kent

Some Common Retirement Myths Debunked

Most Americans are serious about saving for their retirement. The dream of finally being free from being tied to a job, being able to travel, and do …

Retirement

What Is Means-Testing, and How Could It Affect Social Security?

Is this solution an easy way to save Social Security from disaster?<p>As of June, the Social Security Administration was divvying out a traditional …

Retirement

Uber's new Brazil center aims to improve safety of cash transactions

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc plans to open a 250 million-reais ($64-million) center in Brazil that will research technology to make it safer for its drivers to accept cash, a key payment method in its rapid expansion in Latin America, the company said …

Credit Cards

Woman Receives Rejection Email From Employer Saying Her Name Was Too “Ghetto”

A Missouri woman received a rejection email from an employer stating that they wouldn't hire her because her name was too "ghetto."

Women of Color

5 Facts About High-Yield Dividend Stocks Every Investor Should Know

Investors turn to high-yield dividend stocks for the income they need from their portfolios. The higher a stock's yield is, the more income it …

Investing

Soaring bankruptcy rates signal a 'coming storm of broke elderly,' study finds

Older Americans are filing for bankruptcy at more than double the rate of just 25 years ago, a sign of a "coming storm of broke elderly," a new study …

Health Care

New residence permits will grant Hongkongers access to public services in China | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

Hongkongers living on the mainland will be able to apply for Chinese residence permits starting in September. The permits will allow them to access …

Hong Kong

General Electric Investors Can Learn From This Rival's Results

It's usually a good idea to follow what a key competitor is saying in order to get a read across, but unfortunately, investors in <b>General Electric</b> …

Investing

Computer 'glitch' siphons cash from grant beneficiaries

The South African Social Security Agency says a computer glitch resulted in hundreds of beneficiaries being charged up to R50 when withdrawing their …

Lifestyle (South Africa)

Why universities for the elderly are booming in China

SEVERAL times a year, groups of silver-haired Chinese people camp out overnight. They do so in order to get prime spots to register for places at the …

China

Does Social Security count on the FAFSA?

Taxability is the important issue when determining how Social Security impacts financial aid.

Retirement

Boomers Are the Only Ones Who Can Save Social Security… But, We’ll Probably Let it Burn!

To say that our generation was misled about Social Security would be a gross understatement. Even the name “Social Security Trust Fund” is …

Retirement

Kalki Koechlin Says Today's Youth Does Not Lead Double Life Unlike Earlier Generations

Kalki Koechlin, however, believes that today the country's youth is more independent and does not lead a "double life", unlike the earlier …

India News

Cleveland murder suspect arrested on Stock Avenue

Just Now<p>(Cleveland) - This afternoon, the US Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Levi King, 53. King was wanted by the …

Crime

August 16, 1977: Elvis Presley Dies In Graceland Bathroom

<b>MEMPHIS</b> — Elvis Presley was scheduled to perform in Portland, Maine on August 17th, 1977 to kick off a new leg of his tour — one that had taken him …

Music

Curious Adelaide: Why is the name Brenton so popular in Adelaide?

It is a strange question to spring to mind, but why are there so many guys named Brenton living in Adelaide?<p>Pete from Prospect posed the question to …

Entertainment (Australia)

This Weekend: Peck Farm Back To School Fest; Movie in Park

See what's happening this weekend in Geneva.<p>GENEVA, IL -- The summer months are jam-packed with fun events for area residents. And we've included a …

Social Security

Can Amazon.com Succeed Where MoviePass Failed?

<b>Amazon.com</b>'s (NASDAQ: AMZN) ongoing foray into the physical world shows no signs of slowing down. The Whole Foods acquisition was clearly the biggest …

Investing

Walmart stock surge drives up retailers, negates J.C. Penney’s largest-ever plunge

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE<p>The retail sector enjoyed a broad stock rally Thursday, as blowout results from Walmart Inc., in the wake of upbeat economic …

Health Care

Thousands in Durham can’t afford housing, will enter lottery just for waiting list

Winning the lottery in Durham could mean the difference between having a home or not.<p>Two years ago, 6,500 people applied to get on a waiting list for …

Housing

Does Heller cut Social Security, Medicare to cover tax cuts?

The popularity of Social Security and Medicare cuts across party lines, so it’s no surprise their future comes up in campaigns.<p>Nevada’s Democratic …

Retirement

Here’s how felons can vote in South Carolina

With an election coming up, there are always questions about vote suppression and particularly about felons’ voting eligibility.<p>According to the S.C. …

Breast Cancer

Canalys: Smart Speaker Market Soars to 16.8 Million Units in Q2

It never hurts to get a second opinion.<p>While Strategy Analytics recently estimated that the global smart speaker market tripled in the second quarter …

Investing

ID Thief Drove Off The Lot With 2 Pricey Pickups And A Camry

The most expensive was a a 2017 black Dodge Ram 3500 pickup truck for $78,487.<p>Cortlandt, NY — A New York City man who stole two expensive pickups and …

New Jersey

‘This is the setup I was waiting for’ — a case for buying the dip in stocks

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE<p>The S&P 500 could bounce back from a Turkey-inspired tumble, and credit is going to Beijing’s decision to send a delegation to …

Stock Markets

What’s New in Your World? August 16, 2018

Hi everyone! Here are the biggest news stories for August 16, 2018 along with a few of my own thoughts. I also have a fascinating question to ask all …

Aging