Social Security Benefits Tax: How 12 States Will Affect Your Retirement Paycheck

Los Angeles, California – Many retirees rely on Social Security benefits as a crucial source of income in their retirement years. However, it’s important to be aware of the potential taxes that may be owed on these benefits at both the federal and state levels. The amount of taxes owed can vary depending on the retiree’s total household income and state of residence. Minimizing taxes on Social Security benefits can significantly impact a retiree’s overall …

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Social Media Floods with Dark Humor Following Attempted Assassination of Donald Trump: Reflecting Desensitization or a Cry for Change?

Savannah, Ga. — When Alayna Cowan, a college student in Savannah, received a news alert about the attempted assassination of Donald Trump, her first instinct was not shock or worry, but to turn to social media. As she logged onto Tiktok, she was quickly immersed in a stream of content that seemed to trivialize the gravity of the situation, with edits of political leaders and dark humor surfacing within moments of the incident. The quick …

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Claiming Social Security at 70: Here’s Why It May Not Be Your Best Bet

Many people reaching the age of 70 may think it’s the best time to start claiming their social security benefits, but new analysis suggests that waiting might be the better option. A study on the impact of claiming social security at different ages found that those who claimed at 70 could be missing out on potential benefits if they had waited longer. This goes against the common belief that waiting until 70 is the best …

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Social Security Taxes and Retirement: Personal Experience and Advice for Maximizing Benefits

Phoenix, Arizona – Many American taxpayers reach the full retirement age of 67 and choose to start drawing Social Security benefits while continuing to work. This decision often results in paying taxes on a portion of the benefits received, but for some, it is a calculated move to maintain financial stability while enjoying the benefits of retirement. For one individual who retired from a full-time job in 2021, the decision to draw Social Security benefits …

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Delta Air Lines Implements New Uniform Policy Amid Social Media Firestorm Over Palestinian Flag Pins

Atlanta, GA – Delta Air Lines has announced a new policy prohibiting its employees from wearing country or nationality-representative pins, except for those representing the United States. This decision follows a significant controversy sparked by a social media post accusing two flight attendants of showcasing Palestinian flag pins, which an online user referred to as “Hamas badges.” The social media backlash began with a July 10 post on X (formerly Twitter), leading to widespread discussions …

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Social Security Timing Decision Influences by Psychological Factors: Study

Phoenix, Arizona – As retirement approaches, one of the biggest financial decisions for most Americans is when to start taking Social Security. The choice is between claiming the money as early as age 62, delaying until age 70, or somewhere in between. There are trade-offs with each decision, as claiming earlier means smaller monthly payments, while waiting results in larger payments but with a delay. A new study conducted by researchers at Cornell University and …

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Warning: Hoosiers Targeted by Social Security Scam Tactics, State Police Advise Vigilance

Indianapolis, Indiana – Hoosiers are being targeted by a new scam aimed at their Social Security benefits, prompting the State Police to issue a warning to the public to remain vigilant. According to officers, scammers are using various methods such as calls, emails, and letters that appear to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) to deceive individuals. In some cases, the scammers may even reference real officials or use an SSA caller ID in …

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Teachers vs. Social Security Law: Controversy Over ‘WEP’ and ‘GPO’ Unfolds

San Francisco, CA – A teacher in California expresses frustration over the elimination of her spousal benefits due to her teacher pension. The teacher, who was married to her ex-husband for 30 years, spent 14 years as an unemployed mom and community volunteer before becoming a teacher and earning a pension. The teacher’s situation highlights the impact of the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO) on retirees from public service in …

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Social Security: Avoid These Retirement Mistakes to Maximize Benefits

Pittsburgh, PA – Many older Americans rely on Social Security as their main source of income in retirement. However, there are certain moves that retirees should avoid when it comes to claiming their benefits. One common mistake is claiming Social Security benefits early. While individuals are able to start receiving benefits as early as age 62, doing so will result in a permanent reduction in the monthly benefit. This reduction can have a significant impact …

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Survey Reveals Retiree Concerns: Inflation and Social Security Benefit Cuts Dominant

PHOENIX, Arizona – A recent survey conducted by the Nationwide Retirement Institute has revealed that retirees are most concerned about inflation and potential Social Security benefit cuts. This study was further emphasized by the Harvard CAPS-Harris poll, which indicated that immigration was the top concern for over a third of Americans surveyed. The link between inflation, Social Security, and immigration is a complex one, with far-reaching implications for retirees and the future of the Social …

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