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Baltimore's homeless veterans get their own free barber shop

For years, a typical haircut at the Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training was delivered simply and with no frills. The barber, a resident veteran skilled with a pair of clippers, often improvised, using a chair in the middle of a hallway.

But on a recent Monday at Jonestown's 24-hour residential housing and training facility for ...Read more

After years of illness, hardships and homelessness, the McCues finally have a place to call home

They arrived early, eagerly awaiting something that had eluded them for years: keys to a home of their own.

Carla McCue and her husband, Lawrence - a 75-year-old Marine Corps veteran - lived for years first in a motor home and then in their beat-up Jeep Grand Cherokee. Their story, like so many other homeless veterans and homeless senior ...Read more

Social Security: Working while disabled — Social Security can help

While it may be best known for retirement, Social Security is also here to help you get back to work if you are disabled. For millions of people, work isn't just a source of income, it's a vital part of who they are - it gives them purpose and pride - it's a connection to community. If you're getting Social Security disability benefits, we have...Read more

No gaps in understanding: Here's your primer on Medigap Coverage

Every year, older adults can opt out of a Medicare Advantage plan and opt in to original Medicare during open enrollment season, which begins on Oct. 15. But unexpected problems can arise with this change. Notably, seniors who want to return to original Medicare might not be able to purchase Medicare supplemental insurance, also known as ...Read more

Social Security: When you are self-employed

Most people who pay into Social Security work for an employer. Their employer deducts Social Security taxes from their paycheck, matches that contribution, sends taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and reports wages to Social Security. However, self-employed people must report their earnings and pay their Social Security taxes directly...Read more

Social Security: Monitoring your earnings record can really pay off

You work hard for your money. You're saving and planning for a secure retirement. Now you need to make sure you're going to get all the money you deserve. Regularly reviewing your Social Security earnings record can really pay off, especially when every dollar counts in retirement.

If an employer did not properly report just one year of your ...Read more

Upscale dining options key to happiness at senior living communities

When The Club opens later this summer at Lenbrook Atlanta, it arguably will be one of the more well-vetted dining establishments to hit Buckhead in recent memory.

At tasting sessions, residents of the Peachtree Road senior community helped select which dark, light and decaf blends will be served all day in the coffeehouse before it morphs into...Read more

 

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