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  • Deciding when to claim Social Security income

    One of the most important decisions you will make in retirement is when to claim Social Security benefits. This decision can make a difference of thousands of dollars for you and your family. There is no one right decision for everyone. You may claim...
  • To make the most of your Social Security benefits, an insider guide can help

    When most individuals prepare for retirement, they count on three streams of income: employer-administered retirement plans, typically a defined-benefit plan and defined-contribution plan such as a 401(k); independent savings and investment; and Social...
  • Man guilty in 2011 shooting near Social Security Administration

    Man guilty in 2011 shooting near Social Security Administration
    A Baltimore County man was convicted Wednesday in the nonfatal shooting of an employee outside the Social Security Administration in Woodlawn in 2011. Gary Stokes, 23, was found guilty by a Baltimore County jury in the shooting that caused the Social...
  • Social Security: File and suspend

    In honor of the 77th anniversary of Social Security, last week I covered the basic variables that go into any decision on when to claim benefits. This week, I'll cover a Social Security strategy that can help married couples, which is called "file and...
  • 14 Inland Empire residents indicted in federal sweep

    A federal grand jury has indicted 14 Inland Empire residents in a sweep of people accused of stealing government benefits or lying on passport applications, federal prosecutors said. Federal officials said Thursday that over the last two weeks, 13...
  • Trust assures grandkids get share

    Trust assures grandkids get share
    Q: I am leaving my estate to my daughters. But I also want my grandchildren to receive some benefits. How do I do this? — P.L., Sanford A: You will need to establish a trust and in it stipulate what you want your grandchildren to receive and when....
  • Elkhart community members call for immigration reform

    Elkhart community members call for immigration reform
    The controversial topic of immigration reform was front and center at a forum in Elkhart Sunday. Dara Marquez has lived in Elkhart practically all her life. Next year, she'll be a junior at St. Mary's College. "I've grown and been able to discover...
  • Day care shortage frustrates parents in Baltimore

    Day care shortage frustrates parents in Baltimore
    In five months, the downtown Baltimore day care attended by Celine Plachez's youngest son is slated to close, yet she's not looking for a backup. She can't stomach it. She searched before he was born, calling about a dozen places, some of which said...
  • How You Can Help: Info on donating to Salvation Army and Victory Mission back-to-school programs

    How You Can Help: Info on donating to Salvation Army and Victory Mission back-to-school programs
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Although summer has just begun, The Salvation Army is already gearing up for its 2013 Back-to-School Assistance Program.  Each year, The Salvation Army helps hundreds of local children by providing them with basic school supplies,...
  • Non-spouse inherits 401(k); What rules apply?

    Dear Liz: My partner passed away a little more than a year ago. I inherited his 401(k) and life insurance. I opened an IRA in which to place the amount of the 401(k), but the company told me that after a year (which is now), I have to withdraw the money...
  • Working after you retire rarely comes easily

    Financial planners often advise prospective retirees who may not have sufficient income during retirement to plan on continuing to work after age 65. That sounds good in theory but is frankly unrealistic for most employees. The latest statistics from...