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    1. How Much Tax Will You Owe Next Year? Get an Inside Look Now.

      How Much Tax Will You Owe Next Year? Get an Inside Look Now.

      Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, with its lower tax rates and higher standard deduction, has put extra money in workers' paychecks in 2018. And many taxpayers may realize when they do their taxes next season that they're eligible for even more tax breaks.

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    2. 4 Out of 5 Workers Are Making This Costly Retirement Mistake

      4 Out of 5 Workers Are Making This Costly Retirement Mistake

      You're doing everything you can to prepare for retirement. You're contributing to your 401(k), you've got a rough estimate of your retirement number , and you've thought about when is the best age to finally leave work for good. Chances are, though, you're still forgetting about one thing that could significantly derail your retirement: healthcare costs.

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    3. 5 Frequently Asked Medicare Questions

      5 Frequently Asked Medicare Questions

      Medicare provides insurance for millions of seniors. If you're one of them -- or if you're about to enroll in Medicare -- you may have lots of questions about exactly how this health insurance program works. Fortunately, we've got the answers to five key questions so you'll be better prepared to get the Medicare coverage you need and to use it effectively.

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    4. Should You Claim Social Security at 62?

      Should You Claim Social Security at 62?

      Should You Claim Social Security at 62? Christy Bieber, The Motley Fool Reblog The decision on when to claim Social Security benefits is one of the most important choices you'll make for your retirement. The age at which you claim benefits affects how much income you'll receive from Social Security each month. It also can impact the spousal benefits and survivor's benefits available to your husband or wife.

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    5. More Than 25% of Adults Skipped Medical Care Last Year Because of Cost

      More Than 25% of Adults Skipped Medical Care Last Year Because of Cost

      Medical care is an expense that countless Americans contend with each year, and even those who have insurance struggle to keep up with their bills. In fact, medical debt is the No. 1 source of bankruptcy filings in the country, and the problem doesn't seem to be getting better anytime soon.

      It's not shocking, then, to learn that some folks are willing to go to extremes to keep their medical costs as manageable as possible. For more than 25% of U.S. adults, however, that meant skipping necessary medical treatment last year, according to the Federal Reserve Board.

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    6. 5 Problems With Retiring in Your 50s

      5 Problems With Retiring in Your 50s

      Many workers dream of early retirement and the more relaxed lifestyle that comes with it. And if you save well enough during your career, calling it quits during your 50s could wind up being more than feasible. At the same time, there are several pitfalls you might encounter by leaving the workforce so far ahead of the average American. Here are a few you should know about. 1.

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    7. Living on Social Security? Here's a Tax Credit Just for You

      Living on Social Security? Here's a Tax Credit Just for You

      Living on Social Security? Here's a Tax Credit Just for You Wendy Connick, The Motley Fool Tweet Share If you're among the 23% of married retirees or the 43% of single retirees who rely on Social Security for 90% or more of their income, then you likely qualify for the Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled -- a tax credit that can save you thousands of dollars every year. For that matter, even retirees with other sources of income may qualify for this tax credit.

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    8. Annual Orange County World Trade Week Breakfast & Forum Returns May 18

      Annual Orange County World Trade Week Breakfast & Forum Returns May 18

      The Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce will once again collaborate with an impressive group of sponsors and partners to produce Orange County's premier trade event, the 2017 Orange County World Trade Week Breakfast & Forum (OCWTW) on Thursday, May 18, at the Irvine Marriott.

      In its third year, this preeminent event has continued to grow in response to Irvine and Orange County's vital role in the California, U.S., and global economies. Trade and exporting of Irvine/Orange County goods and services fuels more than $19 billion in exports annually or 11 percent of California's export economy.

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    9. Xerox to Lay Off 95 Orlando Employees, Brexit Risks Loom

      Xerox to Lay Off 95 Orlando Employees, Brexit Risks Loom

      The affected employees are part of the Xerox State Healthcare LLC unit in Orlando. This Xerox subsidiary offers healthcare program administration services and administers Medicaid, state children's health insurance programs, long-term care programs, and pharmacy benefits management programs. It also offers care coordination and management services along with health information analysis and fraud and abuse protection services.

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    10. 3 Most Dangerous Myths of Retirement Planning

      3 Most Dangerous Myths of Retirement Planning

      See Also: Kiplinger's State-By-State Guide to Taxes on Retirees "I am all covered. I will retire at 65. I expect my retirement expenses to be 70% of my pre-retirement expenses. I will have saved up $1 million by the time I retire. I will invest this money in a portfolio of stocks and bonds with my stock allocation equaling 100 minus my age. Once I retire, I will start drawing 4% from my portfolio each year, which will comfortably cover my retirement needs."

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    11. Why you should adjust your withholding

      Why you should adjust your withholding

      The U.S. tax system is pay-as-you-earn. That's why most Americans take care of the bulk of their annual tax bills via payroll withholding.

      Through this process, a percentage of your pay is taken out each pay period and sent to the IRS. Any difference in your ultimate tax bill is reconciled when you file your 1040.

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    12. Why Microsoft, With $100 Billion, Is Borrowing to Buy LinkedIn

      Why Microsoft, With $100 Billion, Is Borrowing to Buy LinkedIn

      Maybe because it’ll lower the technology giant’s tax bill. For one thing, Microsoft will avoid having to pay a 35 percent tax rate to repatriate cash from overseas accounts. While it’s true that Microsoft has more than $100 billion in cash and cash equivalents, most of it is parked offshore. Bringing home any of it to fund the proposed $26.2 billion purchase, announced on Monday, would generate a tax bill. But that’s not the only benefit.

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    13. How Your 401(k) Balance Stacks Up

      How Your 401(k) Balance Stacks Up

      The median 401(k) account balance was $18,127 at the end of 2014. However, most people tend to have either very high or low balances. Some 40 percent of 401(k) participants have less than $10,000, while 20 percent have more than $100,000, according to a recent Employee Benefit Research Institute analysis of 24.9 million 401(k) plan participants. Workers with a high salary and more years on the job are often more able and willing to tuck money into retirement accounts.

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    14. 4 Steps to See if Your Retirement Portfolio is On Track

      4 Steps to See if Your Retirement Portfolio is On Track

      1. Calculate your goal. This is actually one of the most difficult steps in this process, but you should do it often. In order to know if you're on track with your retirement savings, you need to begin with a goal in mind. Determine when you want to retire and how much you need to save in order to pay your bills after that date. [See: 10 Ways to Make Your 401(k) Balance Grow Faster .]

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    15. 7 Things to Know About 529 Plans

      7 Things to Know About 529 Plans

      Start studying college savings options and you'll soon see the term " Section 529 Plan ." These awkwardly named programs are better than they sound, allowing investment in stock and bond funds with no federal tax on gains used for tuition and other approved college costs. Some states offer tax breaks as well. So what's not to like? The vast array of 529s, named for the federal statute that makes them possible, are not all created equal.

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    16. Confessions of a Tax Procrastinator

      Confessions of a Tax Procrastinator

      Tax season may be over for most American taxpayers. But it’s just beginning for people who filed six-month extensions. The same people Tax procrastinators aren’t a big group. Just 4 percent of those answering a tax-time survey by TechBargains.com said they planned to seek a six-month extension of the April 18 IRS deadline. But these folks tend to be consistent: If someone is filing late this year, the chances are they’ve been late before, experts say.

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