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    1. Credit Card Rewards Aren't Taxable -- If You 'Earn' Them

      Credit Card Rewards Aren't Taxable -- If You 'Earn' Them

      The Internal Revenue Service wants to know all when it comes to your income, your investments and even your bitcoin earnings, but there's one thing it doesn't seem to give a fig about: How many points or miles you've earned on your credit card. "Generally, individuals aren't taxed on credit card rewards, because they're considered a rebate," says Laurie Ziegler, secretary and treasurer of the ...

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    2. Can Your Spouse's Defaulted Student Loans Impact Your Tax Return?

      Can Your Spouse's Defaulted Student Loans Impact Your Tax Return?

      It's likely the offending spouse will get his or her tax return garnished by the federal government to repay the debt, but there's more. Uncle Sam may swoop in to intercept the tax returns owed to both spouses if the married couple files taxes jointly. Being married and filing a joint tax return makes it perfectly legal, and frankly probable, that both spouses will see their tax returns ...

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    3. How to Guard Against Common Scams That Target Seniors

      How to Guard Against Common Scams That Target Seniors

      A call announcing you've won a prize turns out to be a ploy to get you to empty your bank account. "Unfortunately, financial scams targeting seniors are so prevalent they've become the crime of the 21st century," says Ramsey Alwin, vice president for economic security at the National Council on Aging. "Every year, hundreds of thousands of seniors are victims of financial fraud and theft," says ...

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    4. 10 Things to Do When Choosing an Obamacare Health Plan

      10 Things to Do When Choosing an Obamacare Health Plan

      Americans who get their health insurance through the Affordable Care Act federal exchange will soon find out what plans will be available, and at what cost, in 2016. Some residents of the states that run their own health care exchanges have already gotten a look at their plan options for next year. Plus, your health care subsidy amount, the amount of help you get to pay for your premium, may ...

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    5. Corporate taxes to be major agenda item when Congress returns

      Corporate taxes to be major agenda item when Congress returns

      Fixing the tax code for U.S. businesses will be at the forefront when Congress returns from vacation next month, with many lawmakers focusing on "C" corporations, despite new data showing a continuing decline in their numbers. Most of America’s biggest and most powerful businesses, from Apple Inc to Wal-Mart Stores Inc, are C corporations.

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    6. What Not to Say to Someone With an Eating Disorder

      What Not to Say to Someone With an Eating Disorder

      Take recent college graduate Maya Guttman, who struggled with anorexia nervosa and exercise bulimia as a student yet was initially praised by peers for her dramatic weight loss. Then there's Andrea Bass, an eating disorder counselor in Florida who alternately purged and starved herself for years. "These kind of remarks usually come from a place of good intentions," says Claire Mysko, director of ...

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    7. Are Online Physician Ratings Any Good?

      Are Online Physician Ratings Any Good?

      When it comes to finding a new doctor, it can be hard to know where to start. If you already have a primary care physician and are looking for a specialist, your regular doctor could give you a referral. You could check the phone book or ask friends and family for suggestions. But if you're like many people, the first place you'll go is to your computer, scouring the Internet for reviews and ...

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    8. The Senior's Guide to Exercise

      The Senior's Guide to Exercise

      Exercise is important at any age, but as you get older, regularly exercising could mean the difference between living independently and needing someone to care for you. However, exercising in your golden years isn't the same as exercising in your youth, and fitness experts say there are types you need to do and precautions you need to take once you're over 65.

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    9. Poll Says More than Half Think They Won't Have Enough Money for Health Care

      Poll Says More than Half Think They Won't Have Enough Money for Health Care

      WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, AARP released a new survey that says more than half of working Americans over age 50 (55%) don't think they'll have enough money for health care as they reach the age they expect to retire. While Medicare only covers about half of health costs, four in ten (38%) say they haven't saved anything at all for such expenses even though ...

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    10. How Parents Can Support Grieving Teens

      How Parents Can Support Grieving Teens

      "When we're hit with a big emotional trauma, we become very self-absorbed in our own feelings, because they can become so big and overwhelming," says D'Arcy Lyness, a child and adolescent psychologist and behavioral health editor for Nemours' KidsHealth.org. You develop perspective. To discuss perspective, Lyness suggests parents start by asking their teens open-ended questions about their ...

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    11. 10 Questions To Ask Aging Parents About End-of-Life Care

      10 Questions To Ask Aging Parents About End-of-Life Care

      If you have aging parents, now is the time to discuss what's important to them as they near the end of their lives. Too many adult children wait to have end-of-life conversations when their parents are dying or in the midst of a crisis.

      The topic may seem downright frightening, but it is important to know your parents' preferences at the end of life, particularly if they develop a serious illness or condition that leaves them unable to make decisions.

      f you have aging parents, now is the time to discuss what's important to them as they near the end of their lives. Too many adult children wait to have end-of-life conversations when their parents are dying or in the midst of a crisis.

      The topic may seem downright frightening, but it is important to know your parents' preferences at the end of life, particularly if they develop ...

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    12. How to Take Charge of Your Hospitalization

      How to Take Charge of Your Hospitalization

      "This is not a trivial matter," says Mary Jo Kreitzer, a nursing professor at the University of Minnesota. Kreitzer compares selecting a hospital to choosing the right house or car. In Kreitzer's own experience of getting knee replacement surgery, she had to select a different primary care provider to get a referral to a top-notch orthopedic surgeon. "I actually had a surgeon say to me, 'You ...

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    13. More Evidence Linking Agricultural Pesticides to Autism

      Drive through California’s agricultural heartland and the smell of pesticides is pervasive. Now a first-of-its-kind study has found that exposure to agricultural chemicals has an effect that can't be seen or smelled. Pregnant women who live within one mile of where common pesticides are sprayed suffer a 60 percent greater risk of giving birth to children who develop autism and learning ...

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    14. Family Caregivers Share Real Stories With AARP

      Family Caregivers Share Real Stories With AARP

      AARP Pennsylvania joined organizations such as the Alzheimer's Association, Home Instead, PCA, and Boomers R Heroes for a special event, "Caregiving for the Caregiver: Mind, Body, and Soul." The morning session took place at the WHYY Media Commons where CBS 3 and the CW Philly 57's Emmy Award-winning health reporter Stephanie Stahl, served as the moderator for a panel discussion on the needs of family caregivers.

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