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    1. 28 States With the Shortest Life Expectancies

      28 States With the Shortest Life Expectancies

      For decades, life expectancy at birth in the United States was edging upwards along with that of much of the rest of the world. Typical healthy U.S. newborns had a good chance of living into their late 70s - women usually longer than men. However, a combination of social factors caused life expectancy at birth in America to drop by one-and-a-half years from 2019 to 2020, to 77 years and four months, according to the latest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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    2. Why You Won't Regret Taking Advantage of an Hsa - NewsBreak

      Why You Won't Regret Taking Advantage of an Hsa - NewsBreak

      Outside of housing and maybe transportation costs, healthcare will likely be your largest retirement expense. It's unfortunate, but doctor visits become more frequent, and more health problems tend to pop up as you age. Before reaching retirement age, understanding the likelihood of increased healthcare costs and planning accordingly is very important.

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    3. Hobby-related scams on the rise - NewsBreak

      Hobby-related scams on the rise - NewsBreak

      During the pandemic, new hobbies became a fun way to keep busy and stay connected. Many people have stuck with them, but now fraud is a growing concern as hobby-related scams are on the rise. The scams are happening in person or through social media. Scammers are gaining people’s trust then trying to sell them something, take their money and never deliver the promised product. Think of hobbies that include fixing up old cars or crafting.

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    4. In my story and those of others, opportunities to demystify mental illness | Opinion

      In my story and those of others, opportunities to demystify mental illness | Opinion

      Mental illness can happen to anyone, writes Rebecca Phillips, but too often we hear about it exclusively when something bad happens (Getty Images). I was an overachiever big-time growing up. I attended a private, Christian school in Topeka, and I also signed a book contract with a major publisher in Nashville when I was just 15 years old. I also had a baby-sitting business and was involved in track, orchestra, choir and several musicals and plays.

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    5. 3 Social Security Mistakes You May Not Realize You're Making - NewsBreak

      3 Social Security Mistakes You May Not Realize You're Making - NewsBreak

      Reading up on Social Security is most likely not your idea of a fun afternoon. And who could blame you? But if you don't take the time to learn about Social Security , you could end up making a big mistake that hurts you financially once the time comes to claim benefits. Here are a few such blunders you might make accidentally -- but regret after the fact. 1.

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    6. Health Savings Accounts: Do You Know What a Cafeteria Plan Is? - NewsBreak

      Health Savings Accounts: Do You Know What a Cafeteria Plan Is? - NewsBreak

      Understanding the complexities and nuances of insurance policies is rarely a simple task. This can be especially true of employer-provided healthcare plans , which offer many different types of coverage that may or may not benefit you specifically. This is where cafeteria plans tend to shine, because they’re more flexible and customizable to what the recipient needs.

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    7. There may be increased demand for hospice care - NewsBreak

      There may be increased demand for hospice care - NewsBreak

      When a patient agrees to hospice, they relinquish medical care to treat their illness. The focus is shifted to ensuring comfort care and other personal goals. As the aging population with life-threatening conditions increases, the demand for hospice services also increases. Medicare costs for hospice care coverage increased by $5 billion between 2015 and 2019, reaching more than $20 billion for hospice-covered benefits.

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    8. Why Employer-Provided Life Insurance May Not Be Enough - NewsBreak

      Why Employer-Provided Life Insurance May Not Be Enough - NewsBreak

      Don't assume that life insurance provided through work is sufficient protection for loved ones. Life insurance is an important purchase necessary to protect family members or other dependents. Many people are offered life insurance through their jobs. Employer-provided life insurance often doesn't provide enough protection. It's common for employers...

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    9. Sorry to Say, You Probably Shouldn't Claim Social Security at 62 - NewsBreak

      Sorry to Say, You Probably Shouldn't Claim Social Security at 62 - NewsBreak

      Social Security is more vital for most Americans than you might realize. On average, it provides about 30% of retirement income for the elderly -- and for 12% of men and 15% of women, it provides 90% or more of their income. It's worth learning more about the program so you can make smart decisions regarding it. For starters, learn more about when you should start collecting it. Many like to claim at age 62, but you might not want to. Here's why. Image source: Getty Images.

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    10. Crypto scams are social media’s latest crisis. Here’s how bad the problem is, and how much worse it will get. - NewsBreak

      Crypto scams are social media’s latest crisis. Here’s how bad the problem is, and how much worse it will get. - NewsBreak

      In a new consumer protection report, the Federal Trade Commission found that social media platforms, mainly Instagram and Facebook, have become the go-to place for scammers to ply their trade. Investment-related fraud is the biggest con perpetuated on social media by the amount of money lost, although online shopping scams make up the biggest portion of overall reports.

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    11. With Tax Season Underway, IRS Warns to Watch out for Phone Scams, Phishing Emails - NewsBreak

      With Tax Season Underway, IRS Warns to Watch out for Phone Scams, Phishing Emails - NewsBreak

      The IRS warns that criminals continue to make aggressive calls posing as IRS agents in hopes of stealing taxpayer money or personal information. As such, the agency lists several things Americans should be cautious about — and which actions to take if they receive a scam call.

      The IRS says on its website that it will never call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer.

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    12. Don’t Usually File Taxes? Here’s Why You May Need To

      Don’t Usually File Taxes? Here’s Why You May Need To

      If you don’t typically file an income tax return, this may be the year to do so. According to the IRS , filing can help you claim a refundable tax credit or get an income tax refund in certain circumstances. See: If You Did Gig Work in 2021, the IRS Says You Owe Taxes Find: All the States That Don’t Tax Social Security In many cases, income, filing status and age determine if you must file a tax return; however, there are other rules that may apply if you’re self-employed or if you can be claimed as a ...

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    13. Automatic Tax Refunds Will Be Issued Soon: Here’s How to Ensure the Money Hits Your Account

      Automatic Tax Refunds Will Be Issued Soon: Here’s How to Ensure the Money Hits Your Account

      Now that the holidays are over, Americans are anxiously awaiting another nerve-wracking time of the year. The holidays, for many Outsiders, signified a significant loss of funds. However, our annual tax returns are right around the corner. That said, the IRS is planning to automatically release tax refunds shortly. In preparation,...

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    14. Medicare Spending on Physician Services Declined $13.9 billion in 2020

      Medicare Spending on Physician Services Declined $13.9 billion in 2020

      A new report from the American Medical Association (AMA) documents unprecedented changes in Medicare spending as people decided to delay or forgo health care services during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new AMA report, “Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on 2020 Medicare Physicians Spending,” analyzed...

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    15. 'Medications don't work if you can't afford them.' Biden hopes bill will lower prices of prescription drugs

      'Medications don't work if you can't afford them.' Biden hopes bill will lower prices of prescription drugs

      Americans pay more for prescription drugs than people in any other country, but President Joe Biden is hoping his Building Back Better bill will change that. One of the parts of the bill aims to lower prescription drug prices and make drug companies more accountable. Biden says Americans pays two to three times as much as other countries on prescription medications and it doesn't need to be that way.

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