There are stories of people leaving large cities like New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles because of job losses and fear of being in densely populated zones while the virus still rages. Some of the people leaving are so-called “upper crust refugees,” part of the diaspora able to pick up and move on to greener pastures. Many in this group are the very millennials who once dreamed of leaving the suburbs for big cities. Others are regular people forced to flee, trailing behind them broken dreams or fleeing the cities due to health problems that make them more vulnerable to the virus. … [Read more...] about COVID has forced Americans to flee their cities, but I’m not leaving Houston
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Social Security gets your earnings information from the IRS when you file your income taxes, and you cannot avoid the earnings test by having the money deposited for later use. The earnings test will still apply, and they will take back some of your benefits if you exceed the limit. For information, by “take back” benefits, I mean they will notify you that they have overpaid you (due to your earnings from working) and will give you the option of either paying them back in full with a lump sum payment, or they will withhold your future benefits until they recover what you owe because you exceeded the earnings limit. … [Read more...] about RUSSELL GLOOR: Ask Rusty – Can I hide my Social Security in a tax-advantaged account?
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Please fill out scam report of a Social Security scam by using the dedicated online form at http://oig.ssa.gov. It states on the Office of the Inspector General website that by educating yourself and learning how to identify and report various schemes, then you can stay “several steps” ahead of scam artists! … [Read more...] about TONI KING: Social Security scam alert: Hang up on bogus calls
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