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)…
How to be Trauma-Informed
Okay, we’ve got it: Not “What’s wrong with you?” but “What happened to you?” That explosive outburst? The child who cannot concentrate at school? The domestic violence survivor who is in a constant state of hyper-vigilance? Yes, most of us in family services are now able to recognize trauma-symptoms and respond with empathy… most of the time But what does it mean to be truly trauma-informed? For a start, it means that we have patience with others and ourselves as we seek to acquire the skills and attitudes of a trauma-informed practice. Calling out other people for being judgmental? Yes, this and many other ironies litter the path of learning this new language because we just so enjoy being right! It is easy to become smug or ‘preachy’ when we have all these…
Legion post shines as veterans resource center
Post 140 dedicates itself to working alongside community groups and launching a facility to help disabled people in rural Arizona.
What Happens When You Don't Shoot: Meet Stephen Mader
Early in the morning of May 6, 2016, Weirton Police Officer Stephen Mader responded to a domestic dispute call. When he arrived on the scene, he encountered R.J. Williams, a young African American man. When Officer Mader asked Mr. Williams to show his hands, Mr. Williams revealed that he was holding a gun. As Mr....
How what you eat may affect mental health
A new field of study called nutritional psychiatry looks at how diet can impact conditions like depression
3D Printing: Where are we and what is next?
3D Printing: Where are we and what is next? Alshakim Nelson, University of Washington In the last 5 years, 3D printing has re-emerged into the spotlight. The first…
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…
How to Microwave Scrambled Eggs
Microwave scrambled eggs are perfect for rushed mornings. Check out this quick and simple guide for how to microwave scrambled eggs from the Incredible Egg.
The Pro Bono Pros: And How You Can Become One
by Nancy Maass Kinnally Dressed in the gray Banana Republic suit she’d originally picked out for her first day at the firm, Audrey Pumariega, 27, stood to address the judge The pearls her aunt had given her as a graduation gift felt comforting. She’d put them on that morning, imagining they would make her look more lawyerly. Just months into the practice of law, Pumariega was in court on a client’s behalf for the first time. In order to prepare her to present the motion to dismiss in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court, two of the partners in her firm, Ann St. Peter-Griffith and Marcos Daniel Jiménez, had run Pumariega through a mock oral argument. Now, apart from the judge, opposing counsel, the court reporter, and a clerk, St. Peter-Griffith was the only other…
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Dairy Farms?
Pause a moment to take our quiz to find out how much you know about dairy farms.