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Social Security: Check your COLA in 2012

For the first time in three years, the social security outlook includes a COLA 2012, but it is a modesl 2.6 percent.

Tips for paying your bills safely online

Learn a few helpful tricks to ensure that when you pay your bills online, you’re doing so securely and not exposing yourself to identify theft.

Basic accounting tips for the self-employed retiree

The retiree who is self employed can benefit from basic accounting tips. Keeping accurate records is important for financial and legal reasons.

Tips on supplementing your Social Security income with smart investments

Use investment strategies that minimize taxes when supplementing Social Security income to get maximum earnings.

Avoid these five common, costly divorce mistakes

Good divorce advice should include avoiding mistakes (hiding assets, changing beneficiairies, fudging budgets, etc.) that can be costly.

Eating healthy on a budget

Looking for places to find healthy foods that won't break your budget. We have four good ideas for you.

What is SSI and am I eligible for it?

SSI is a monthly stipend that may U.S. citizens over the age of 65 can qualify for. Find out what SSI eligibility rules are to determine your eligibility.

Working for fun: Top 5 enjoyable post retirement jobs

Looking for a fun job after you retire? Here are five you might want to try.

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Is a reverse mortgage a good idea for your parents?

Here are some facts and suggestions for talking to your parents about a reverse mortgage.

How much can you expect to make? How Social Security payments are figured

Wonder what to expect on your income benefits? It doesn't have to be a difficult process to figure it out.

Top tips on saving money on prescription drugs

Tips to save money on prescription drugs.

Returning to the workforce? Take an online aptitude test first

Want a new career that makes you happy, productive and successful? Help determine your path to that happy, productive success with a free online work aptitude test.

5 small business tax deductions for the retired business owner

Are you starting a small business after you retire? Make sure that you tax all of the small business tax deductions you are allowed.

How being gay (and married) could impact your Social Security benefits

Making sense of your social security benefits is confusing for anyone. If you're a gay married couple, determining what benefits are available to you and your spouse is even more complex. Here's a little help.

How to receive Social Security benefits from your deceased ex-spouse

You may be eligible to receive social security benefits from a deceased ex-spouse. Find out if you qualify by reviewing the states rules and regulations.