How to Avoid Taxes on Social Security Benefits

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Many people are surprised to learn that their Social Security benefits can be subject to federal taxation. Whether your benefits are taxed depends on what is known as your “provisional income.” This is your adjusted gross income (not counting Social Security benefits) plus nontaxable interest and half of your Social Security benefits.  For people filing […]

Protecting Yourself Against the High Cost of Long-Term Care

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Thanks to improvements in medical science and healthier lifestyles, Americans are living longer than ever before. Unfortunately, many of us will require long-term care at some point in our lives, and one in five of us will require long-term care for at least five years.   According to Genworth Financial, the median cost of long-term […]