Month: November 2020

andresr | E+ | Getty Images You don’t have much time left to give your Medicare coverage a yearly checkup and make changes for 2021. The program’s annual enrollment period ends Dec. 7. If you take no action, you’ll automatically remain enrolled in your current plan. However, if you pass on the opportunity to see
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More than 40 million Americans have student loan debt, and outstanding student loans nationwide total more than $1.5 trillion. Soon, the government’s pause on federal student loan payments will expire, leaving millions of borrowers grappling with how they’ll pay what they owe in 2021. But Brandon Leake, a 28-year-old husband and father, figured out a
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Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses questions about whether a spousal benefit should always be half the other spouse’s retirement benefit, whether the Windfall Elimination Provision applies to spousal benefit and how divorced spousal benefit rates are determined. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president of
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Bill Clark | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images “If we are going to get another round of stimulus, I can’t imagine that won’t be included in it,” said Michael Strain, director of economic policy studies at right-leaning think tank American Enterprise Institute, of a new weekly subsidy. Strain added, however, that he thinks “it’s
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Then-Fed Chair Janet Yellen testifies before a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee … [+] hearing in 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Wall Street reacted positively to President-elect Joe Biden’s nomination of Janet Yellen for Treasury secretary. The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record high
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Demonstrators display signs calling for an end to evictions and foreclosures during a rally at Boston Housing Court outside the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse on Oct. 29, 2020. David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Expiring state eviction bans have led to hundreds of thousands of additional coronavirus cases, new research finds, raising alarm
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