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    1. How to protect yourself from possible 'Taxmageddon' if tax rates go up in 2020

      How to protect yourself from possible 'Taxmageddon' if tax rates go up in 2020

      How to protect yourself from possible 'Taxmageddon' if tax rates go up in 2020 MarketWatch 23 hrs ago Bill Bischoff Taking steps to defer your federal income bill is usually a good idea, especially if you expect to be in the same or lower tax bracket in future years. If that assumption pans out, making moves that lower your current-year income will, at a minimum, put off the tax day of reckoning and leave you with more cash until the bill comes due.

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    2. Inheriting a parent's IRA or 401(k)? Here's how the Secure Act could create a disaster

      Inheriting a parent's IRA or 401(k)? Here's how the Secure Act could create a disaster

      Under the new retirement legislation, which was signed into law just days before Christmas, beneficiaries of inherited IRAs will need to withdraw that money within 10 years — that is, if they have access to it at all within that time.

       Previously, nonspousal beneficiaries could opt to take only required minimum distributions over their life expectancy, rather than taking all the money within five years. (Required minimum distributions are calculated with factors such as the beneficiary’s age, life expectancy and account balance.) That tax-advantaged possibility disappears with the Secure Act, which only allows one option: up to 10 years to drain the account.
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    3. New benefits are coming to Medicare Advantage plans

      New benefits are coming to Medicare Advantage plans

      As we have explained before, Medicare health insurance plans can be divided into two main types. The federal government’s Medicare program directly offers the first type, Original Medicare.

      Private insurance companies approved by the government’s Medicare program offer Medicare Advantage plans. These plans must cover the same services as Original Medicare, but also can cover other expenses.

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    4. Next Social Security raise could be low, and that's not even the worst part

      Next Social Security raise could be low, and that's not even the worst part

      Social Security’s cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, likely won’t rise much next year, but retirees may not feel any change — especially a positive one — at all.

      The COLA for 2020 won’t be announced until next month, but one analyst expects just a 1.6% adjustment next year, down from 2.8% in 2019. Mary Johnson, the Social Security and Medicare policy analyst at the Senior Citizens League, a nonpartisan advocacy group for retirees, has been tracking COLA since 1996. She anticipated the 2.8% adjustment for last year the month before the Social Security Administration announced its COLA (and estimated correctly).

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    5. Are You Eating Your Paycheck?

      Are You Eating Your Paycheck?

      Why are we spending more on food? There are a few factors that come into play, besides the general increase in the cost of the food itself. Between food delivery services, grocery bills and dining out, many of us feel like an increasing amount of our incomes are being devoured by food costs. It’s not our imaginations either we are "eating" our paychecks. 

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    6. Hormones Can Cause Belly Fat - Here's What You Can Do to Lose It, According to 2 Experts

      Hormones Can Cause Belly Fat - Here's What You Can Do to Lose It, According to 2 Experts

      "ove handles, belly fat, "thunder thighs" are key "problem areas" for women mostly, but men struggle with them too.  As you get older your metabolism slows down and your genetics start to greatly influence changes in your body and abilities.  If you're not eating a balanced diet and exercising you're in for a rude awakening but don't fear there's ideas of things you can do to stop this. 

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    7. 3 things that'll cause your Social Security benefits to go down

      3 things that'll cause your Social Security benefits to go down

      Social Security pays the average senior today $1,461 a month. Now that's hardly enough to fund a comfortable retirement, but it's also not a negligible amount, either. In fact, those benefits could end up helping you stay afloat during your golden years. So, it pays to beware of these three factors that could slash your benefits for life.

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    8. How one entrepreneur's American dream turned into a copycat nightmare

      How one entrepreneur's American dream turned into a copycat nightmare

      Inventing the light bulb, already been done.  What started out as an attempt to fulfill the American Dream soon turned into a nightmare.  Think you've created the next BIG THING?   Think again and while you're at it stop sharing your invention until you've got the patent and know how to build a successful business or prepare for the scary nightmares to continue. 

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    9. 4 Ways to Squeeze More 'Fun Money' Out of Your Budget

      4 Ways to Squeeze More 'Fun Money' Out of Your Budget

      When was the last time you had fun?  Can't remember.  Now, it's time to get past the notion that there's no money for fun. The key to having enough money to have a good time is to be smart with it in the first place.
      Truth is, with some planning you can have a few fun nights out now and then, you can travel too.  Here are four ways to build more fun money into your finances.

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    10. The 3 most dangerous retirement planning myths

      The 3 most dangerous retirement planning myths

      The 3 most dangerous retirement planning myths The Motley Fool 7 hrs ago Kailey Fralick Retirement planning is complex, so it's no surprise that people harbor many misconceptions about it. These popular untruths can be dangerous, especially if they lull you into a false sense of security. If you save too little, you could end up without enough money to pay bills in your golden years.

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    11. 10 best performing mutual funds over the last 5 years

      10 best performing mutual funds over the last 5 years

      10 best performing mutual funds over the last 5 years The Financial Express 16 hours ago Mutual fund investments work best over the long term because assets need time to grow, and over a longer period of time, volatility in the markets tend to get smoothed out. That is why we advocate looking at the performance of a mutual fund scheme over a period of at least five years before deciding to invest in them.

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