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Social Security: Help a loved one with Social Security benefits

January 26, 2020, 6:02am Business

The aged and people with disabilities may need extra assistance to manage their finances. If you have a loved one who needs your help, you may be able to become a representative payee. A representative payee receives the beneficiary’s payments and is given the authority to manage them on the… Read story

Weston: Is Roth IRA conversion right for you?

January 25, 2020, 6:02am Business

If you’ve saved a lot for retirement, or your parents have, you could be affected by recent changes in the rules about retirement distributions. Read story

Personal Finance: Navigate high cost of being a caregiver

January 24, 2020, 6:00am Business

If you have yet to step into the role of caregiver, there’s a good chance it may be in your future. A 2017 joint survey by Merrill Lynch and Age Wave estimated that 40 million Americans have already served as a caregiver. With the advancing age of baby boomers, 20… Read story

Reyer: Develop dynamics, plan with boss

January 23, 2020, 6:02am Business

I work closely with one of our executives, and he often will swoop in with questions that have no context and sound critical of what I’m doing. It upsets me, and then when I set up a meeting to clear the air, he backs down. How can I change this… Read story

Brunell: Dams are the Northwest flood busters

January 21, 2020, 6:02am Business

A year ago, much of America’s heartland was inundated by Missouri River flood waters. At least 1 million acres of U.S. farmland in nine major grain producing states were under water. More than 14 million people were impacted. Damage exceeded $1 billion. Read story

Social Security: Need to change your name on a Social Security card?

January 19, 2020, 6:00am Business

If you’re changing your name, it’s important to let Social Security know so we can update the information we maintain, send you an updated Social Security card, and ultimately ensure we pay you accurate benefits when you retire or if you become disabled. Read story

Weston: How to have a ‘no regrets’ retirement

January 18, 2020, 6:00am Business

Most retirees regret not saving more. A 2018 study by Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies found 73 percent wish they’d put aside more money on a consistent basis, and half felt they waited too long to get serious about retirement saving. Read story

Personal Finance: New rules of retirement game could help boost your savings

January 17, 2020, 6:05am Business

The rules of the retirement game just saw a sizable overhaul in Congress, giving a nod to the reality that many Americans can’t afford to quit working. Read story

Reyer: Word is out they want to leave job; now what?

January 16, 2020, 6:02am Business

I’m unhappy at work and am getting ready to look for a change. I confided in a team member so that she could be prepared for additional responsibilities. Unfortunately, she accidentally let it slip. How do I manage the effect of this; I’m still working on my résumé and don’t… Read story

Brunell: Student loan aid attracts employees

January 14, 2020, 6:05am Business

Employers are looking at additional benefits to help workers who are stressed out over paying rent, transportation and food, and student loans. Even though job numbers and wages have increased, too often there just isn’t enough money to make ends meet, particularly in high-cost-of-living cities such as New York, San… Read story