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In The Morning News

Posted By Alejandra Owens On February 8, 2008 @ 7:56 am In Bulletin Today | No Comments

Washington Post [1]: Congress Approves Revised Stimulus Plan
“The legislation would provide $600 payments for individuals — $1,200 for couples — plus $300 for each child younger than 17. It would begin to phase out eligibility at $75,000 in adjusted gross income for individuals and at $150,000 for couples…On a 91 to 6 vote, the Senate added a provision to grant $300 payments to seniors, disabled veterans and veterans’ widows who could show $3,000 in Social Security or veterans’ disability benefits last year.”
Forbes [2]: Trade In Your Social Security Check
“Millions of retired Americans could substantially raise their living standards throughout retirement by sending checks for tens of thousands of dollars to the Social Security Administration.” Professor Laurence Kotlikoff notes that “a recipient can ‘undo’ his decision to take Social Security retirement benefits early simply by paying back — without any interest or inflation adjustment — the benefits he’s received.”
Washington Times [3]: Most Americans Aware Of Digital TV Switch
“Seven out of 10 consumers know about the transition to digital television. The rest have 375 days to get the message,” according to a Consumer Electronics Association survey. The result is “up from 41 percent a year ago.”


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[1] Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/07/AR2008020700630.html

[2] Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/personalfinance/2008/02/07/retirement-roth-taxes-pf-guru-in_jn_0207retirement_inl.html

[3] Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/article/20080208/BUSINESS/703789124/1006

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