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How to Work at Home

It has been well over two years since I started working from home and I have to say that I love it, although there are some definite ups and downs, pros and cons, consequences and benefits, which I thought I'd lay out for anyone out there interested in doing the same.First off, let me say that ...

Rural Wit and Wisdom: Farmer’s Work

Family farmers are a busy part of the American workforce, and their days are full from sunup to sundown. Hard work is something they take pride in even when some of the tasks are less desirable. Rural Wit and Wisdom(Fulcrum Publishing, 2012) by Jerry Apps is a collection of sage advice from ...

Money Lessons for Children

From the time children drop their first few coins into a piggy bank, they are ready to learn about setting savings goals and making smart spending decisions. While children may struggle with giving up a candy bar today in order to save for a video game purchase next month, the lesson of saving ...

Money: Social Security Connection

Question:If I start drawing Social Security benefits at age 62, will my benefit amount stay the same for the rest of my life, or will it increase when I turn 65? – G.T., MaineAnswer:Once you file for reduced benefits (meaning if you file before your full retirement age), your benefit amount ...

Social Security Connection-February 2009

Q: I retired with a civil service pension, but also qualified for Social Security. When I was doing my taxes last year, I was startled to find out that I was taxed 71 percent on my Social Security income of $377 a month.Why are people taxed on their Social Security benefits? It doesn’t make ...

Finding the right bank for you

Banks are often considered to be the best treasurers. Selecting a bank is a crucial decision, and it should not be influenced or impulsive. There are a number of financial institutions offering multifarious fringe benefits to customers. Sometimes choosing the right bank becomes an overwhelming ...

Avoid medical credit cards, Consumer Reports says

Beware of hospitals bearing credit cards.That’s the conclusion you could draw reading a recent Consumer Reports investigation of credit cards designed for paying off medical debts. The cards, which may be recommended to patients by doctors and which are often cobranded with hospitals, can ...

Money: 7 Ways to Prevent Identity Theft

Destroy all documents that contain personal information. Thieves still gather personal information used identity theft from the trash so be sure to shred everything you throw away that contains any personal information about you. This includes credit card statements, bank statements, etc.Empty ...

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