Month: February 2022

Tetra Images | Getty Images The IRS has already issued 22 million refunds, at an average $3,536 each.  That’s $700 more than last year, when the average refund was just over $2,800. For most people, a lump-sum payment of this size is rare. “The tax refund is often the biggest windfall households receive all year,” said
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Tommaso79 | Istock | Getty Images Although government intervention helped the U.S. avoid the scariest predictions for the possible number of pandemic-related evictions, hundreds of thousands of families still found notices on their doors. Since March 2020, landlords filed more than 750,000 evictions in the six states and 31 cities that The Eviction Lab at
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Travel restrictions are quickly disappearing in Europe, with new announcements coming by the week — and, more recently, by the day. Changes to eliminate Covid-related travel rules gained momentum in January, as a wave of omicron-related infections engulfed the continent.   But parts of Europe didn’t wait to act. Citing high vaccination rates and the
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Today’s Social Security column addresses questions about how retirement benefits accrue both cost of living adjustments and delayed retirement credits, the ability to suspend a retirement benefit and potential effects of having no income before filing. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president of Economic Security Planning,
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You probably know some lively, spirited older people and plenty of others who seem listless and bored with life. What makes the difference? Mental health basics, together with attending to physical health surely contribute to how we age and to our vitality. Some folks who seek advice at AgingParents.com describe their elders as doing reasonably
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Roman Abramovich, Owner of Chelsea celebrates with The FIFA Club World Cup trophy. Michael Regan – Fifa | Fifa | Getty Images Roman Abramovich has handed “stewardship and care” of Chelsea to the club’s charitable foundation following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. But Abramovich will remain Chelsea owner and the Russian billionaire, who has invested over
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By Nancy Collamer, Next Avenue So far, 2022 is shaping up to be another great year for job seekers. The January jobs report showed unemployment holding steady at 4% despite the surge of the omicron variant over the holidays. Of course, this doesn’t mean everyone is having an easy time finding work. Even in this economy,
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