Social Security cost-of-living increase to raise benefits 1.6% in 2020

11th October 2019

Modest cost-of-living increases for Social Security recipients are back. The 68 million Americans who rely on Social Security will receive a 1.6% bump in their benefits next year, the Social Security Administration announced Thursday. For an average retiree who gets a monthly check of $1,460, that adds up to an additional $23.40 a month, according to the Senior Citizens League, an advocacy group. “People are going to be dipping into…

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Three easy ways to block robocalls fast

11th October 2019

The FCC recently ruled in your favor in a 3- 2 vote allowing phone companies to block unwanted robocalls and spam texts. Maybe it was the vocal majority who lodged some 215,000 complaints. While the regulator made a bold move in the right direction, however, it didn’t force the phone companies to take action. But regardless of whether the phone companies decide to help us all out by slamming the…

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