The first Social Security increase since 2009 means an average raise of $39 a month for retirees. What will $39 buy?
About 14,000 people a year are incorrectly listed on the federal government's Death Master File, which can damage personal finances and lead to identity theft.
Participation in the labor force by older workers has been increasing steadily since the 1990s, partly because of financial necessity.
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Taxpayers and Social Security recipients have avoided pain -- for now -- but government employees and contractors will suffer.
The agreement to raise the debt ceiling and cut $2.1 trillion from the budget pushes decisions on entitlements down the road. Medicare is unchanged for now, but will that stick?
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Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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