Bet you haven't thought about this lately. Surya Prakash Singh Published 1:30 pm CDT, Saturday, October 20, 2018 Photo: Cecilie_Arcurs | Getty Images Photo: Cecilie_Arcurs | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Cecilie_Arcurs | Getty Images How to Handle Digital Assets of the Deceased 1 / 1 Back to Gallery My grandfather, who was devoted to his daughters and grandchildren, left us abruptly earlier this year. It was one of the biggest and most tragic losses of my life. The day before his passing, I remember how he brushed my hair with his smile and gentle look. My heart sank looking at him in an idle motion. As if losing him wasn't enough, we were dealt with another setback. My grandpa … [Read more...] about How to Handle Digital Assets of the Deceased
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You may be well on your way to a dangerous shortfall. Pamela Yellen Published 3:00 pm CDT, Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Are You Underestimating Your Retirement Costs? Bad idea. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery As an entrepreneur, you create value for your customers and wealth for yourself and your employees. To do this, you must look at trends in your industry and anticipate future challenges that will affect your bottom line. Related: Does Your Retirement Plan Pass the 3-Point Check-Up? In the daily crush of running your business, have you taken the time recently to examine what your … [Read more...] about Are You Underestimating Your Retirement Costs? Bad idea.
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........Last week there was a bit of confusion on how drivers were expected to get to the cellphone waiting lot at the Albuquerque International Sunport. (Courtesy of Dan Shaffer)John says in an email “they would not accept my Social Security card; the clerk said ‘it’s more of a receipt’ than a card and pointed out that at the bottom it states ‘not for identification purposes.’ She also stated that they had just had a meeting about our despicable cards and they are not good for the Social Security card requirement. A friend in Texas has the same type card and used it last year for his Real ID license.ADVERTISEMENT“When a lot of us got our Social Security cards, they were not to be used for ID – just to show that you were assigned a number – which … [Read more...] about There are Real ID options if Social Security card’s validity questioned
provided by Published 9:00 am CDT, Friday, July 27, 2018 MoneyTips Congratulations! You're the proud parent of a newborn bundle of joy. Many things are swirling through your head right now, especially if this is your first child. Acquiring a Social Security Number (SSN) for your child is probably not near the top of your priority list, and it probably shouldn't be – but don't let a Social Security number slip through the cracks. An SSN provides an important identity reference for your child throughout his or her life, and you may need his or her SSN for tax purposes, medical coverage, and government services. The simplest way to acquire your child's SSN is to fill out a birth registration form. Normally, you will be provided a form at the hospital while the mother is still registered as a patient. Simply check the box on that form requesting a SSN and provide the Social Security number of both parents. If a parental Social Security number is unknown, you may … [Read more...] about How To Get Your Child A Social Security Number
Published July 08, 2018 Markets Motley Fool Facebook Twitter Comments Print As of May, more than 62 million people were receiving a Social Security benefit, of which nearly 45 million were aged beneficiaries (ages 65 and over). Of these older Americans, the Social Security Administration (SSA) finds that 62% lean on the program to provide at least half of their monthly income, with 34% reliant on Social Security for essentially all of their income (90% or more). All told, it's a program that's singlehandedly kept around 15 million seniors above the federal poverty level. Given its relative importance in helping to form a financial foundation for retired workers, there's perhaps no announcement from the SSA that's more anticipated each year than the mid-October release of Social Security's cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA. Continue Reading Below Understanding the quirks associated with Social Security cost-of-living adjustments COLA is nothing more … [Read more...] about An Early Peek at Social Security’s 2019 COLA