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    1. 7 advantages a late starter has over the FIRE world in saving for retirement

      7 advantages a late starter has over the FIRE world in saving for retirement

      Everyone knows they should start saving for retirement as soon as possible. What people know they “should” do and what people actually do is not the same thing. According to AARP , nearly half of American households headed by someone age 55 or older have no retirement savings. What is someone far behind on retirement savings to do? Can they learn anything from the FIRE (financial independence, retire early) community?

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    2. 5 Healthcare Expenses Medicare Just Won't Cover | Personal-finance

      5 Healthcare Expenses Medicare Just Won't Cover | Personal-finance

      Medicare provides insurance for retirees. But while it can help shield you from some of the costs of medical services in your later years, it definitely won't pay for all of the healthcare you're likely to need throughout your retirement. And if you're counting on it to do so, you're going to be in a lot of financial trouble. You don't want that to happen, so you need to be prepared for the realities of Medicare coverage limitations and plan accordingly.

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    3. 4 Financial Things To Review Annually

      4 Financial Things To Review Annually

      Investors may avoid all sorts of financial mistakes: Chasing trendy funds/stocks, not matching your investments to your goals, paying too much for the advice, not diversifying enough. But if you fail to review your portfolio and make necessary adjustments periodically, chances are you will only have limited success as an investor. A financial review is a lengthy task and can be intimidating. But reviewing every single aspect of your finances is not only tough to accomplish but also futile.

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    4. 10 Year-End Tax Tips

      10 Year-End Tax Tips

      10 Year-End Tax Tips With the winter holidays looming, the clock is ticking for taxpayers who want to minimize what they will pay next spring. Many money-saving tax strategies need to be implemented by Dec. 31 to have an effect on tax filing in the spring. "Proper tax planning is taxpayer specific, and one strategy may not work for all," says Bhakti Shah, vice president and tax planning manager for wealth management firm Beacon Trust in Morristown, New Jersey.

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    5. 5 year-end strategies to save on your 2020 taxes

      5 year-end strategies to save on your 2020 taxes

      Previous Next 5 year-end strategies to save on your 2020 taxes CNBC 1 day ago Darla Mercado, CFP® If you’re hoping to trim your tax bill, you have just over a month to act. Now is the time to strategize. Some opportunities are available only for 2020. For instance, people who itemize deductions can deduct up to 100% of their adjusted gross income for cash donations to public charities. Boost your savings: Think about converting your traditional individual retirement account to a Roth IRA.

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    6. 4 Things You Need to Know About Healthcare in Retirement

      4 Things You Need to Know About Healthcare in Retirement

      Many seniors find that their expenses go down once they retire. But there's one exception to that rule -- healthcare.

      Healthcare is the one cost that tends to rise during retirement, and often, seniors find themselves unprepared for it. To avoid that fate, here are a few points you should keep in mind about healthcare in retirement in the course of your financial planning.

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    7. 2020-2021 Federal Income Tax Brackets and Tax Rates

      2020-2021 Federal Income Tax Brackets and Tax Rates

      We 2020-2021 Tax Brackets and Federal Income Tax Rates There are seven federal income tax brackets. Here's what they are, how they work and how they affect you. Tina Orem November 16, 2020 2020-2021 Capital Gains Tax Rates — and How to Calculate Your Bill 2020-2021 Capital Gains Tax Rates — and How to Calculate Your Bill show more There are seven federal tax brackets for the 2020 tax year: 10%, 12%, 22%, 24%, 32%, 35% and 37%. Your bracket depends on your taxable income and filing status.

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    8. 3 Reasons Retirees May Be Disappointed With Their Medicare Coverage

      3 Reasons Retirees May Be Disappointed With Their Medicare Coverage

      3 Reasons Retirees May Be Disappointed With Their Medicare Coverage Medicare coverage kicks in at age 65 for most Americans, and many people look forward to the day when they'll get this government-provided insurance. Unfortunately, some seniors may be surprised to discover Medicare isn't necessarily all they were expecting it to be.

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    9. Advice to help you retire abroad, according to people who have done it

      Advice to help you retire abroad, according to people who have done it

      Retiring abroad is a goal of many soon-to-be retirees, but there's a lot to consider before doing it. 

      Luckily, it can be quite affordable to retire abroad — sometimes even cheaper than it would be in the US. There's a lot to consider before making the leap to another country and leaving your life here. You'll have to navigate every part of daily life in another country, from the grocery stores to the healthcare system. 

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    10. I use my health insurance plan to save for retirement instead of paying medical bills, and it's one of the smartest financial choices I've made

      I use my health insurance plan to save for retirement instead of paying medical bills, and it's one of the smartest financial choices I've made

      When it comes to choosing a health insurance plan, the options with the highest deductibles can seem like obvious bad choices. This might be especially true if you know someone or you yourself have dealt with overwhelming medical bills in the past.

      Better to get an insurance plan that will kick in sooner with a lower deductible and leave you paying less, right?

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    11. 11 Personal Finance Goals for Your 20s

      11 Personal Finance Goals for Your 20s

      When you’re in your twenties, you may not think too much about getting your financial house in order. Such a goal may feel like the kind of thing you can work on once you settle down and start your “real life.” After all, it may not seem like you have many assets to manage; you may be just out of college, still in debt, and not making much money at your first job. But even so, there are steps you can start taking now that will lay a good foundation for building wealth and security as you get older.

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    12. What comes next for the Dow and S&P, according to market history

      What comes next for the Dow and S&P, according to market history

      The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index surged between Election Day and Monday, when Pfizer announced its Covid-19 vaccine trial data.
      The last two days saw a pullback in stocks as coronavirus cases hit new records and public health experts say the worst of the pandemic will be in the months ahead.
      Market history says that after huge short-term gains like the U.S. market just experienced, expect volatility, but the record also shows that longer-term, investors can benefit.

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    13. 66% of Retirees Spend This Much on Health Care

      66% of Retirees Spend This Much on Health Care

      Previous Next 66% of Retirees Spend This Much on Health Care Money Talks News 13 hrs ago Chris Kissell © Alexander Raths / Shutterstock.com As we age, the need for health care services rises. And millions of Americans depend on their Social Security benefit to cover the cost of such care. About two-thirds of retirees — 66% — spend more than $375 a month on health care costs, a recent survey by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) found.

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    14. Capital gains tax: Rate should double, says government review

      Capital gains tax: Rate should double, says government review

      November 12, 2020 Rishi Sunak The amount of tax levied on capital gains could be raised by billions of pounds, according to a new report. About £14bn could be raised by cutting exemptions and doubling rates, according to the review, which was commissioned by Chancellor Rishi Sunak. The main losers would wealthy people who own second homes or assets not shielded from tax. It comes as Chancellor Rishi Sunak looks for ways to cover the enormous costs of the coronavirus pandemic.

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    15. What Does Biden’s Win Mean for Your Taxes Next Year?

      What Does Biden’s Win Mean for Your Taxes Next Year?

      Now that we know Joe Biden has won the presidential election, we can expect some tax changes to be coming our way — possibly. The actionability of Biden’s tax agenda depends on which party controls the Senate. Should Republicans continue to have the majority there (we won’t know either way until the Georgia runoffs in January), they have the authority to block any major moves . If the Senate goes to the Democrats, then Biden should have a clear path to make a number of changes .

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    16. Original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage: How to choose

      Original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage: How to choose

      People now have more Medicare choices than ever before, with the average person in America having nearly 50 different plans to choose from. You don’t lose any benefits if you choose Medicare Advantage over Original Medicare. In fact, you might even gain extra coverage. There is a cap on out-of-pocket spending with Medicare Advantage, but you can control costs with Part A and Part B if you buy a Medicare Supplement plan.

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    17. Tax Wrinkles for Work-at-Home Employees During COVID-19

      Tax Wrinkles for Work-at-Home Employees During COVID-19

      Are your home office expenses deductible? How does going out of state to work for a while affect your tax picture? There are some interesting wrinkles to iron out. November 9, 2020 Getty Images Because of COVID-19, millions of people no longer go to the office but work from home instead, where they’ve had to set up workstations with desks, printers, high-speed internet and other pricey items — often paid for out of their own pockets. Can they deduct those expenses on their taxes?

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    18. Report: More Orange County children facing hunger during pandemic

      Report: More Orange County children facing hunger during pandemic

      Though the lives of Orange County’s children are improving in many ways, the county’s youngest residents continue to struggle with obesity, poverty, housing and getting enough to eat — issues that COVID-19 appears to be worsening — according to newly released data.

      The annual Report on the Conditions of Children, presented to the Orange County Board of Supervisors and published on the Health Care Agency’s website on Tuesday, Nov. 3, tracks 10-year trends and recent data in four areas of children’s lives: Good Health, Economic Well-Being, Educational Achievement, and Safe Homes and Communities.

      This is the 26th annual report on the lives of youngsters, who make up nearly one-quarter of the county’s 3.2 million residents.

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    19. IRS Will Expand Resolution Options To Help With Tax Bills During Covid

      IRS Will Expand Resolution Options To Help With Tax Bills During Covid

      The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced some changes to its collections processes to assist taxpayers who have been impacted by COVID-19. Specifically, the IRS says it is expanding taxpayer options for making payments and alternatives to resolve balances owed.

      'The IRS understands that many taxpayers face challenges, and we're working hard to help people facing issues paying their tax bills,' said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. 'Following up on our People First Initiative earlier this year, this next phase of our efforts will help with further taxpayer relief efforts.'

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    20. Attorney general warns of holiday themed scams

      Attorney general warns of holiday themed scams

      With the holiday season fast-approaching, Attorney General Ashley Moody is reminding of the Scams at a Glance program which contains resources available to Floridians to help protect themselves against emerging scams and fraud.

      Scams at a Glance: ‘Tis the Season aims to educate Floridians on common scams typical of holiday-season purchasing and giving.

      Moody said, “As we near the end of 2020, Floridians may be more excited for the holidays than ever before. I want to start off the holiday season on the right foot and make sure consumers know what to look for to protect themselves from anyone who might try to swindle, steal or scam.

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