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Thrifty Thinking: Don’t Let Your Social Security Check Go On Vacation

If you are like most people on Social Security, you need that check every month to buy groceries and to keep a roof over your head. But believe it or not, for a fortunate few that check is essentially bonus money, totally unnecessary for day-to-day survival.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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How to Sing A Happy Tune At Tax Time: Musician's Guide

While tax season is commonly a source of dread for most Americans, working as a musician carries with it some unique tax implications, both when it comes to paying on what you earn, and in terms of what you're allowed to deduct. In this piece, we hear from some of  the music industry's top tax experts on how to make the system work to your advantage.   __________________________ Guest post by Gil Kaufman and Dan Reifsnyder of Repost Network April 15 doesn’t have to be a nightmare. ...
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3 Tricks to Increase Your Retirement Savings

When you retire are you relying on Social Security and pensions to help you through retirement? I hope not! There's plenty of debate over whether Social Security will still be around when us 20- 30- and 40-somethings retire. However, many companies no longer offer pensions to their employees anymore, so for many of us, that's no longer an option.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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2019's Dirty Dozen tax scams repeat last year's list

Unfortunately for taxpayers and the Internal Revenue Service, there's nothing new under the sun when it comes to tax scams. Fortunately for taxpayers and the IRS, the tax agency and its Security Summit partners are still on top of the most common scams that continue to pop up in some form year-round. These 12 schemes, which have been dubbed the Dirty Dozen tax scams, get added attention, of course, during the main tax filing season. During these hectic days from Jan. 1 — yes, some folks are rea...
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How To Protect Your Social Security Number From Data Breaches

Cybercrimes can expose your Social Security account and other financial accounts, too. Stay vigilant to make sure yours isn't compromised.
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Vermont hospital email hack exposes info of more than 72,000

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Officials at a Vermont hospital say the information of more than 72,000 people may have been exposed during an email hack. Rutland Regional Medical Center says the email accounts had information such as patient names, medical records and contact information, as well as more than 3,500 Social Security numbers. The breach […]
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Uncovering social work’s scientific rigor

Social Work as a profession was founded in the late 1900s and in the ensuing 120 years social workers have been at the forefront of movements for civil rights, worker’s rights, access to medical care for the poor, destigmatization of mental illness and substance abuse, improved treatment of incarcerated individuals, and many forms of work with children and families to keep them safe and healthy. Harry Hopkins, the architect of the Works Progress Administration, was a social worker. One of Hopkin...
Tags: Books, Chicago, United States, Social Security, Hopkins, U S Congress, John Dewey, Jane Addams, Pearce, Works Progress Administration, Frances Perkins, Jeanette Rankin, Diana Pearce, Addams, Harry Hopkins, Hull House


It's Scary How Much Personal Data People Leave on Used Laptops and Phones, Researcher Finds

A recent experiment by Josh Frantz, a senior security consultant at Rapid7, suggests that users are taking few if any steps to protect their private information before releasing their used devices back out into the wild. From a report: For around six months, he collected used desktop, hard disks, cellphones and more from pawn shops near his home in Wisconsin. It turned out they contain a wealth of private data belonging to their former owners, including a ton of personally identifiable informati...
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Relist Watch

John Elwood reviews Monday’s relists. Exciting times on the relist front! After a couple of light weeks, we had a flurry of action Monday. From last installment’s two new relists, the Supreme Court called for the views of the solicitor general in one case involving what accommodations employers must make for their employees’ religious exercise. The court denied cert in the other case, which involved claims of racial bias in jury deliberations, prompting Justice Sonia Sotomayor to issue an opinio...
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Argument analysis: Justices grapple with meaning of final decision made after a hearing

In Monday’s oral argument in Smith v. Berryhill, the justices confronted a split among the courts of appeals as to whether an SSI disability claimant can obtain judicial review of the Social Security Appeals Council’s dismissal of his appeal as untimely under 42 U.S.C. sec. 405(g). Section 405(g) provides that “[a]ny individual, after any final decision of the Commissioner of Social Security made after a hearing to which he was a party, … may obtain review of such decision by a civil action.” ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Social Security, Commission, Smith, Social Security Administration, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Roberts, Ginsburg, U S Court of Appeals, Sotomayor, Kimberly


LAUSD parcel tax measure gets backing from L.A. City Council

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles City Council went on record Tuesday in support of a parcel tax measure on the June ballot in hopes of generating hundreds of millions of dollars for local schools. The City Council’s resolution is non-binding and simply expresses support of the ballot measure, which the Los Angeles Unified School District board last month agreed to put before voters. Several school board members and LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner spoke to the council before the 13-0 vote in sup...
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Beto O'Rourke in 2012 said the US had an 'extravagant government' that needed 'significant' spending cuts

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke campaigned during his 2012 congressional race on a platform that called for "significant" spending cuts and tax increases to balance the federal budget, along with possibly changing Social Security to address the United States' "extravagant government" and "out of control" debt.
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Why even a limited federal paid family leave program would quickly unravel

Republicans are jumping on the paid family leave bandwagon. Last Tuesday, Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, introduced the CRADLE Act to let workers tap Social Security for paid family leave. The day before that, President Trump proposed a 6-week federal paid family leave program and a one-time, $1 billion fund to help private employers set up paid family leave programs in his FY 2020 budget. These proposals contrast with liberals’ predominant proposal—the Family Act—which would es...
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Supreme Court to decide if states can prosecute undocumented immigrants for identity theft

Undocumented immigrants who use false Social Security numbers to get jobs would be easier to prosecute under a case the Supreme Court agreed to hear.
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Donated devices are doxing your data, says new research

In the space of six months, one security researcher found thousands of files from dozens of computers, phones and flash drives — most of which contained personal information. All the researcher did was scour the second-hand stores for donated and refurbished tech. New research published by security firm Rapid7 revealed how problematic discarded technology can be. For his research, Josh Frantz bought 85 devices for $650, and found over 366,300 files, including images and documents. After an analy...
Tags: Security, Ebay, Tech, Cryptography, Social Security, Computing, Driver, Data Recovery, Computer Security, FRANTZ, University of Hertfordshire, USB flash drive, Josh Frantz


Justices grant four new cases

The Supreme Court issued orders from last week’s private conference. The justices added four new cases to their docket for next term and asked the U.S. solicitor general to weigh in on two more cases. The justices also rejected an appeal from a Georgia death-row inmate who alleges that one member of the jury that convicted him was biased against the inmate because of his race. In Kansas v. Garcia, the justices will review a ruling by the Kansas Supreme Court that reversed the convictions of Rami...
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Justices grant four new cases (Corrected)

The Supreme Court issued orders from last week’s private conference. The justices added four new cases to their docket for next term and asked the U.S. solicitor general to weigh in on two more cases. The justices also rejected an appeal from a Georgia death-row inmate who alleges that one member of the jury that convicted him was biased against the inmate because of his race. In Kansas v. Garcia, the justices will review a ruling by the Kansas Supreme Court that reversed the convictions of Rami...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington, Virginia, Court, Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, United States, Social Security, New Orleans, Kansas, Louisiana, Corrections


Supreme Court to decide if states can prosecute illegal immigrants for identity theft

Undocumented immigrants who use false Social Security numbers to get jobs would be easier to prosecute under a case the Supreme Court agreed to hear.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Supreme Court to decide if states can prosecute undocumented immigrants for identity theft

Undocumented immigrants who use false Social Security numbers to get jobs would be easier to prosecute under a case the Supreme Court agreed to hear.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Supreme Court agrees to hear identity theft case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to take up a case that could make it more difficult for states to prosecute identity theft and other crimes. The high court agreed Monday to take a case out of Kansas that involves the state’s prosecution of people who were using others’ Social Security numbers on […]
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Supreme Court will take up immigration-related case next term

The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear a case next term concerning Kansas' prosecution of three undocumented immigrants for using stolen Social Security numbers in an effort to gain employment.
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Supreme Court takes up Kansas identity theft case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider a bid by Kansas to revive the state's policy of prosecuting people for identity theft for using other people's Social Security numbers to gain employment in a case linked to immigration issues. The justices will hear the state's appeal of a 2017 Kansas Supreme Court ruling that voided the convictions of three restaurant workers and found that a 1986 federal law, the Immigration Reform and Control Act, prevents states from pursuing such prosecu...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Social Security, Kansas, U S Supreme Court, Kansas Supreme Court, Ramiro Garcia Donaldo Morales, Guadalupe Ochoa Lara


Why waiting 3 more years for Social Security benefits will help this 66-year-old

By working another few years, a 66-year-old will avoid tapping an $80,000 nest egg.
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A huge trove of medical records and prescriptions found exposed

A health tech company was leaking thousands of doctor’s notes, medical records, and prescriptions daily after a security lapse left a server without a password. The little-known software company, California-based Meditab, bills itself as one of the leading electronic medical records software makers for hospitals, doctor’s offices, and pharmacies. The company, among other things, processes electronic faxes for healthcare providers, still a primary method for sharing patient files to other provide...
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You need to know these Social Security tips now, even if you're years from retirement

Here's how to get as much as you can out of Social Security – now and in the future as you get closer to planning for retirement.            [Author: The Motley Fool]
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No, that is not the Taxpayer Advocate Service calling in latest IRS impersonation tax scam

If a phone call from someone claiming to be with an official tax office doesn't sound quite right, it's because it's probably a scam call. (Photo by rocketace via Flickr) I'm not a paranoid person. And the only conspiracy theories I've ever paid attention to were the for-entertainment-purposes-only ones promoted on television's The X-Files. But I've got wonder if the tax crooks who are working nonstop to steal our identities and tax refunds also are colluding to troll the Internal Revenue...
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Automation and Longevity Impacts on Social Security and Medicare

Some people believe that successful antiaging would have a huge impact on social security and Medicare. They believe that if breakthrough medicine reduced the death probability each year three times,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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What Ivanka & Her Dad Have In Common: Stealing Other People's Ideas

The first daughter and White House advisor's schedule isn't public, but we'll keep you posted on her goings-on every week.One of the reasons we regularly write about Ivanka Trump is because her position actually comes with a lot of power. As a presidential advisor to her father in the most chaotic White House ever, she reportedly has a great deal of freedom to set her own agenda. And she has, admirably, focused her agenda on issues that affect women, both globally and in the United States, from...
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An Overview Of Cyber Risks

by Bart McDonough, CEO and founder of Agio, and author of “Cyber Smart: Five Habits to Protect Your Family, Money, and Identity from Cyber Criminals“ William and Nancy Skog had cherry-picked an impeccable, perfect, river-front residence in Wilmington, Illinois. Exhilarated by the thought of moving into their dream home, the Skogs could practically see their new lives — watching the tranquil riverboats cruise by and listening to the water birds sing. There was one final step needed to finalize t...
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The Average Social Security Benefit Goes Farther in These 10 States

Well-below-average rental rates mean your Social Security income will last longer.
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