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Update on Social Security and Medicare

       The federal government has issued annual updates on the financial soundness of Social Security and Medicare, stating that each government benefit program will run out of money within the next 8 to 16 years or so. Here’s the latest news.        For the first time since 1982 the Social Security […]

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Social Security and Student Loans – Part 2

       Last week I wrote about Social Security recipients who are delinquent on their student loans, an increasing problem as the population continues to age. For disabled and retired student loan borrowers, if they fall behind on student loan payments Social Security can garnish their checks – hold back an amount to pay […]

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Social Security and Student Loans

       The rising cost of higher education continues to be a problem. As annual college tuition increases outpace the rate of inflation so does the amount of money borrowed by attendees. Much has been written about the mountain of debt faced by college graduates who once out in the work force struggle to […]

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What Happens to Social Security Benefits After Death #SocialSecurityBenefits

               It’s a common question we get all the time.  How do I handle Social Security since Dad has died?  The Social Security Administration must be notified as soon as possible when a recipient dies.                Usually notification is handled by the funeral director, however, if the funeral home doesn’t provide this service then the […]

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