What Are the Most Common Retirement Questions You Receive about Social Security?
My husband wants to retire at 62 and start taking Social Security. Is that okay This typically comes up because husbands are often a few years older than their wives, and figure they want to “get their money’s worth” by taking Social Security as early as possible. I think that can be a bad move. Unless you have oodles of money to live on in retirement, you — as a couple — want to maximize your Social Security payout for the longest surviving spouse. It’s important to understand that when one spouse dies, the other spouse is entitled to just one Social Security payment. So you want the surviving spouse to have the biggest possible benefit. Here’s how: Whichever spouse is the higher earner (and thus eligible for a bigger Social Security benefit)…
10 Partnership Outreach Tips For Nonprofits
Partnership outreach is one of the most difficult parts to gaining more visibility and financial stability, among other perks that come with partnerships.
What the New Urban Agenda means for architects
A new initiative from AIA's Strategic Council encourages small- and medium-scale communities to embrace the aims of the New Urban Agenda.
10 surprising benefits of quitting smoking
Rick Morris is one of seven CNN viewers participating in the CNN Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge. He quit smoking on an episode of "Sanjay Gupta, M.D." and has been smoke-free since. About two months ago, I quit smoking.
I’ve Always Noticed A Black Diamond On My Tape Measure, But Had No Idea Why Until Now
Carpenters must know this, but a whole lot of other people do not.
The Extreme Complications of Tree Removal
Sometimes, deciding whether or not to remove a tree is a most difficult question to answer.
What is the Apostolic Pardon?
As a person draws closer to the doors of death, there is one blessing in particular that the Church reserves for this most sacred moment: the Apostolic Pardon. It is a pardon that can be given by a…
What Might Work To Improve Outcomes Of Youth Aging Out of Foster Care
Sarah Threnhauser, MPA The “outcomes” for the 24,000 youth in the foster care system that enter adulthood each year don’t look good – they are less likely to graduate college, are more likely to be unemployed or underemployed, and have limited financial resources. The advocacy group Children’s Rights reports that 47% of former foster children are unemployed, and of those with jobs, 71% report an annual income of less than $25,000 (see Unemployment Rampant Among Former Foster Youth); and less than 10% of former foster care youth earn a bachelor’s degree (see Fostering Success in Education: National Factsheet on the Educational Outcomes of Children in Foster Care). State approaches to addressing the situation – and the…
Surgeon jumps from bridge after divorce from TV personality wife
A top local surgeon and the ex-husband of ABC News’ chief women’s health correspondent killed himself by leaping off the George Washington Bridge, it was reported Sunday. Dr. Robert Ash…
What Not to Donate: Thrift Store Donation Guidelines
Every thrift store has different rules, but these items are commonly turned away at donation centers. Call ahead to see if your local store can accept them.