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A detail of the statue of Satoshi Nakamoto, a presumed pseudonym used by the inventor of Bitcoin, in Budapest, Hungary. Janos Kummer | Getty Images News | Getty Images The price of popular cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum plunged Friday after Chinese officials intensified a crackdown, essentially declaring crypto to be illegal. The government intervention,
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Sinenkiy | iStock | Getty Images Federal benefits for aged, blind and disabled Americans have not been updated in years. Now, some lawmakers and advocates are pushing for changes to the program — called Supplemental Security Income, or SSI — to be part of legislation being promoted in Congress. However, it is still unclear whether
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Mint Images – Tim Robbins As Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill work to bring their new reconciliation bill across the finish line, a proposal to keep the expanded child tax credit could be changed. A more generous child tax credit was authorized earlier this year by President Joe Biden and Congress to help give families
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Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images News | Getty Images A tax package unveiled by House Democrats would forbid individual retirement accounts from holding certain private investments typically reserved for the wealthy. While proponents think the proposal would raise investor protection and reduce the use of an IRA as a tax shelter for the rich, critics
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svetikd | E+ | Getty Images Millions of American families with kids have received three monthly payments since July totaling $45 billion through the new enhanced child tax credit. There’s a limited amount of time for families with eligible children to sign up if they didn’t get the checks automatically, likely because they don’t traditionally
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LifestyleVisuals | E+ | Getty Images Many older Americans worry about rising medical expenses, and those who may benefit most from a tax-friendly health savings account are the least likely to have one.  That’s according to a report from the National Poll on Healthy Aging, which surveyed Americans ages 50 to 80 about health expenses and savings. 
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Unofficially known as “Big Sky Country,” Montana attracted more vaccinated than unvaccinated Americans last month. Mike Kemp | In Pictures Ltd. | Corbis Historical | Getty Images Lawmakers on Capitol Hill may pass a measure to curb abuses by taxpayers using a particular tax deduction for land preservation. The bill, named the Charitable Conservation Easement
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Sturti | Getty Images Women are more worried than men when it comes to saving enough for retirement. The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t helped. Some 60% of women said they were concerned they wouldn’t be able to achieve a financially secure retirement, according to a February 2021 survey from the National Institute on Retirement Security. That’s
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VALERIE MACON | AFP | Getty Images The Social Security cost-of-living adjustment for 2022 could be 6% to 6.1%, according to the latest estimate from The Senior Citizens League, a non-partisan senior group, based on new Consumer Price Index data released Tuesday. The Social Security Administration typically announces the cost-of-living adjustment for the following year
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