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How Connecting to Benefits Programs Can Save You Money 

May 16, 2024 • By

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The cost of aging in America is on the rise. Social Security provides retirees with a stable income. Unfortunately, it’s not always enough to cover the costs of health care, food, housing, and utilities. When the cost of living rises faster than your income, it can be difficult to make ends meet in retirement.  A […]

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With IRS Direct File, Many Taxpayers Can File Taxes Online for Free

April 2, 2024 • By

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The federal government has many critical responsibilities— protecting the planet; keeping our roads, skies, and food safe; and ensuring that Americans get the benefits they paid into for decades. The money to pay for all those things – and many more essential parts of American life – is collected by the IRS. But the tax […]

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Breaking Barriers: Celebrating Women’s Vital Roles as Disability Advocates

March 28, 2024 • By

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Women have always played pivotal roles in shaping societies and breaking down barriers across diverse fields. Women’s History Month is a dedicated time to reflect on their accomplishments, from the suffragette movement to advances in science, technology, and beyond.   Especially deserving of recognition are women who take on the roles of caregivers and advocates for […]

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ABLE Programs Prepare for Expanded Eligibility

December 14, 2023 • By

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December marks the anniversary of the signing of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act.  Important changes are coming to ABLE programs across the country. These programs are life-changing financial empowerment tools for Americans living with disabilities. ABLE provides a way to save money and build financial independence without affecting eligibility for important benefits, […]

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Prioritizing Mental Health for Our Veterans

October 5, 2023 • By

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Mental health is a critical aspect of overall well-being — it’s integral to our happiness. Mental health issues can significantly impact a person’s quality of life by making it difficult to work, maintain relationships, and enjoy activities that they love. For our nation’s veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety, these effects […]

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Protecting Your Retirement Money

September 28, 2023 • By

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World Investor Week, which kicks off October 2, is a great opportunity for investors to learn how to avoid scams. It’s particularly important for those planning their retirement to learn how to protect their hard-earned retirement money against fraud. The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Investor Education and Advocacy provides online resources to […]

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Smart Social Security Strategies for Women

August 10, 2023 • By

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While many women plan to claim Social Security retirement benefits, they may not know about how various factors could impact their monthly payment. More women are working than ever before, but their average benefits are lower than those for men because women typically earn less over their lifetime. In addition, falling marriage rates mean fewer women […]

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The ADA Benefits All People, Not Just “Americans with Disabilities”

July 26, 2023 • By

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July 26, 2023, marks the 33rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights law protects millions of people with disabilities across the country. The Access Board is celebrating accessible design features encountered in everyday life that benefit everyone, not just those with disabilities. Read on to learn more! Ramps and […]

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US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is Helping Rural Families Close the Digital Divide

June 29, 2023 • By

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The USDA’s Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE) develops and maintains partnerships to address challenges facing rural and underserved communities. We connect those communities to USDA resources—including internet access. Navigating the 21st century is challenging without access to high-speed internet. OPPE wants to make sure everyone can fully participate in the wide range of […]

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Minimizing the Risk of Scams for People Living with Dementia

June 13, 2023 • By

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Financial crime against older Americans is a growing problem. People living with dementia are at an especially high risk of becoming victims of fraud and financial abuse. That’s why we’re grateful for Social Security’s unwavering commitment to combatting fraud. As their memory and other thinking skills decline, people with dementia may struggle to make financial […]

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