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The maximum amount of earnings on which you pay Social Security taxes is rising to $127,200, up from $118,500 in 2016.
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If you're older than 70½, the deadline for taking RMDs is New Year's Eve. Start the process now to beat the end-of-year rush—and to dodge the penalty for missing the deadline.
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Many employers started hiring in October and early November, but it's not too late to apply for a seasonal job now.
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Most Medicare recipients who have their premiums deducted from their Social Security benefits will see a modest boost in premiums of $4 or $5 per month.
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These plans fill in the gaps in Medicare and come in 10 standardized versions, but the premiums and pricing methods vary.
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Service members may be able to participate in the new blended retirement system, which changes pension guarantees but also provides matching contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan.
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Contribution limits won't change, but income limits will increase slightly.
Open enrollment to choose your Obamacare individual health insurance policy for 2017 runs from November 1, 2016, until January 31, 2017. Even if you already have a policy from the marketplace, it's a good idea to shop around for a better deal.
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The cards still display Social Security numbers, and that won't change for a couple more years. Here's a workaround.
Some part-timers can keep socking money in a 401(k) and avoid required minimum distributions. It depends on your plan's rules.
After no cost-of-living increase in 2016, benefits will rise 0.3% in 2017. For the average recipient, that's about enough to buy an extra latte each month.
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If you meet the age and income requirements, interest on your I and EE savings bonds is tax-free if you cash in the bonds to pay tuition and fees.
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Even if you've been happy with your Part D prescription-drug plan or Medicare Advantage plan, compare your options for 2017.
The higher your income, the better the FSA looks.
If you're married, the IRS life-expectancy table you use depends on the age of your spouse.
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These strategies will help you stretch your tax savings.
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Large employers are making changes to mitigate rising health care costs.
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