Posts Tagged ‘social security’

July Newsletter – Second Quarter Ends with a Whimper

Second Quarter Ends with a Whimper Balanced Portfolio Returns Hindered by Rising Interest Rates, Poor Foreign Stock Performance Stock markets around the world took a turn for the worse after Ben Bernanke’s May 22nd testimony to Congress gave very subtle hints that the Federal Reserve might consider a gradual slowing of the $85 billion dollar…

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June Newsletter – Prices Paid for U.S. Stocks Continue to Balloon

Social Security Trustees Report on Fund Status Disability Insurance “Trust Fund” projected to deplete in 2016 Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance (commonly referred to as Social Security) is providing benefit payments to about 40 million retired workers, 6 million survivors of deceased workers and 11 million disabled workers and dependents of disabled…

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9 Things You Should Know About Social Security

A very good article about Social Security was posted at money.usnews.com that provides a great summary for individuals. The following are some key highlights direct from USNews.com: You contribute 6.2% of your income: Workers pay 6.2 percent of their earnings into the Social Security system, up to $113,700 in 2013. Employers pay a matching 6.2 percent for…

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