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Posts Tagged ‘Social Security’

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 »

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 »