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As a record 8.7% increase in the Social Security cost of living begins in 2023, here's what recipients should look for in annual statements

As a record 8.7% increase in the Social Security cost of living begins in 2023, here’s what recipients should look for in annual statements

Catherine Ziegler | Digital vision | Getty Images As inflation kept prices high in 2022, Social Security recipients can expect a record cost-of-living adjustment in 2023. “Your Social Security benefits will increase by 8.7% in 2023 due to an increase in the cost of living,” the Social Security Administration says in the annual statements it …

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Opinion: Household wealth plummets by $13.5 trillion, second-worst drop on record

Opinion: Household wealth plummets by $13.5 trillion, second-worst drop on record

US households lost an estimated $6.8 trillion in wealth in the first three quarters of 2022 as the SPX stock market, -0.73% DJIA, -0.90% COMP, -0.70% has lost more than 25% of its value, the Federal Reserve reported Friday in the government’s quarterly financial accounts. Nominal net worth fell 4.6% to $143.3 trillion, as the …

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"It's a crisis."  Why more workers need access to retirement savings

“It’s a crisis.” Why more workers need access to retirement savings

Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh speaks during a press conference at the White House in Washington, April 2, 2021. Erin Scott | Reuters Most American workers dream of a comfortable retirement. Yet many find that their money falls short of this goal when they reach their golden years. Much of the problem is related to …

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"It's a crisis."  Why more workers need access to retirement savings

“It’s a crisis.” Why more workers need access to retirement savings

Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh speaks during a press conference at the White House in Washington, April 2, 2021. Erin Scott | Reuters Most American workers dream of a comfortable retirement. Yet many find that their money falls short of this goal when they reach their golden years. Much of the problem is related to …

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Not having an emergency fund can lead to one of the biggest financial mistakes, says Suze Orman.  How Congress can help

Not having an emergency fund can lead to one of the biggest financial mistakes, says Suze Orman. How Congress can help

Suze Orman speaks during AOL’s BUILD Speaker Series at AOL Studios in New York City. jenny anderson | WireImage | Getty Images If your car breaks down or you have an unexpected medical bill, it can be difficult to find the money to cover expenses. In a pinch, it can be tempting to withdraw money …

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How Congress can make it easier to set aside money for emergency spending

How Congress can make it easier to set aside money for emergency spending

Thomas Barwick | Digital vision | Getty Images Many families struggle to come up with money when faced with an unexpected $400 expense. This lack of emergency savings may force them to borrow money at high interest rates to pay for the surprise expense, putting their financial security at risk. Congress now has a window …

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