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    1. Liz Weston: Make your money last in retirement

      Liz Weston: Make your money last in retirement

      Many people worry about running out of money in retirement. That’s understandable, since we don’t know how long we’ll live, what your future costs might be and what kind of returns we can expect on our savings.

      There are several ways, however, to boost the odds that your money will last as long as you need it. Among them:

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    2. ‘Medicare for All’s’ rich benefits ‘leapfrog’ other nations

      ‘Medicare for All’s’ rich benefits ‘leapfrog’ other nations

      The “Medicare for All” plan embraced by leading 2020 Democrats appears more lavish than what other advanced countries offer, compounding the cost but also potentially broadening its popular appeal.

      The plan from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders would charge no copays or deductibles for medical care, allowing only limited cost-sharing for some prescription drugs. It would cover long-term care at home and in community settings. Dental, vision and hearing coverage would be included.

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    3. How to eliminate that credit card debt

      How to eliminate that credit card debt

      When you’re dealing with an overwhelming amount of credit card debt, or you’ve grown accustomed to carrying a balance, it can be difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But there are many paths to a debt-free future.

      Sometimes getting started can be the hardest part. Jen Lee, a debt and credit attorney and owner of Jen Lee Law in Northern California, said she has people make a list of who they owe, the total balance on each account, the monthly payments and the interest rate.

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    4. Overcoming Opioids: Special schools help teens stay clean

      Overcoming Opioids: Special schools help teens stay clean

      Overcoming Opioids: Special schools help teens stay clean By The Associated Press April 25, 2017 1:38 am 04/25/2017 01:38am Share In this Monday, March 13, 2017 photo, Ian Lewis, poses in the lobby of Hope Academy in Indianapolis. Lewis wants to be a vet someday. His owl-and-skull tattoo remind him to be wiser than two user friends who overdosed and a third who died driving drunk.

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    5. When does your teen have to start filing taxes?

      When does your teen have to start filing taxes?

      first job is a rite of passage. “Whenever I hear a client say they have a child with income, my first thought is ‘congratulations,'” says Jo Anna M. Fellon, principal at accounting firm Friedman LLP in East Hanover, New Jersey. After that, it’s time to provide some guidance on how to spend that money and talk about taxes.

      The letter of the law. The law is clear on what money is taxable and when a teen should start filing. Any teen who earned at least $6,300 in 2016 needs to file a tax return this spring. The only exception is for those who are blind, and they must file if their earned income exceeded $7,850. A tax return is also required in cases when a teen has unearned income, such as interest or dividends, greater than $1,050.

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