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Archive for the ‘Retirement’ Category:

Facebook IPO Takes Advantage of the “Little Guy”?

{ Posted on May 31 2012 by admin }
Source moneymorning.com.  As of 4pm,  May 31, 2012 After Facebook went public by debuting on Nasdaq on Friday, May 18 through an Initial Public Offering (IPO) at $38 per share, it quickly tanked (as of today, May 31, 2012, it ...Read More »

Payroll Tax Cuts Will Lead to Bigger Checks But Social Security Takes A Hit

{ Posted on Dec 27 2010 by Marcus Alston }
The President reached a tax-cut deal with congressional leaders earlier this December that includes extending the expiring “Bush Tax” cuts and unemployment benefits for another year.  The tax-cut deal also includes a "temporary" one-year social security payroll tax cut from ...Read More »

How Social Security Benefits Are Calculated

{ Posted on Nov 15 2010 by Marcus Alston }
A friend and I recently were debating how social security benefits are calculated, so I decided to research the issue. Social Security benefits are based on earnings earned during your working years. Actual earnings are adjusted or "indexed" to account for ...Read More »

My Top Blog Posts from September and October 2010

{ Posted on Nov 10 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Just in case you missed any of my blog posts from September or October 2010, I have gathered my favorites and put them in this article below for your convenience.  I will continue to write "Top Blog ...Read More »

10 Tips on How to Find A Job After You Retire

{ Posted on Oct 23 2010 by Marcus Alston }
A 2010 study by the Urban Institute found that 26% of men and 29% of women born from 1933 through 1937 had re-entered the workforce in a full-time or near full-time position after retirement.  These numbers are for men and ...Read More »

Pros and Cons of taking Social Security Early

{ Posted on Sep 18 2010 by Marcus Alston }
With the current economy still quite anemic, including high unemployment and lower wages, consumers are electing to take Social Security benefits in record numbers, with many of them being early filers.  In 2009, a record 2.74 million people filed for ...Read More »

Cut These 8 Expenses For An Easy Retirement

{ Posted on May 15 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Most retirees are on limited budgets that consist of social security and retirement savings.  The good news is, if you are at or nearing retirement, there are several expenses that should be at or near zero.  Eliminating these major expenses ...Read More »