Monthly Archives: October 2013

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Rand Paul: Tie Debt Ceiling To Raising Age For Social Security And Medicare
In a radio interview airing Sunday night, Sen. Rand Paul suggested adding changes to Social Security and Medicare into the debt ceiling debate. “Rising the age on social security gradually a couple months a year for younger people is a way to fix the …
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3 Things You Should Know About Social Security's Death Benefit
Millions of retirees rely on Social Security for their income. But after someone dies, Social Security also provides death benefits. Many people don't know much about this death benefit and how it plays into the overall benefits that Social Security …
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Weigh in: How would you fix Social Security?
But they wanted to talk about the future of Social Security instead, and they filled a forum – sponsored by The Enquirer and AARP and held at the Cincinnati Museum Center – to consider ideas for fixing it. Social Security is fully funded for another 20 …
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San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2011

Sun Tile Inc., a growing San Diego based tile and stone wholesaler, is pleased to announce that it has officially acquired all Morena Tile operations of California. The court approved sale comes after the decades old Morena Tile sought bancruptcy protection for restructuring amid the recent housing crisis. On Friday, July 15, 2011, the operations successfully merged, which includes plans for retail expansion, adding a growing number of jobs to the horizon.

The purchase includes all Morena Tile property, equipment and retail locations across California. All Morena Tile retail staff, with high levels of skills and experience in the wholesale tile industry, are expected to remain gainfully employed and will continue to serve the company under its new name. It is with regret that management in former corporate roles will not continue on with the company. Larry Neugarten, President of Sun Tile, Inc., commented, A debt of gratitude to the prior management and shareholders is owed in building a great business in trying times. Asked what would define the people and operations of the new Sun Tile, Inc., he replied, Some think, some do, some both, but few. And for customers, excellence lies in all staff striving for this mindset.

Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management and Three Square Food
SPRINGBOARD® Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit personal financial education and counseling organization founded in 1974. Springboard is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency and a member of the National …
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Debt Counseling Service Opposes Change To State Law
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Rochester helped Marilyn put together a five year plan to pay off her debt. Marilyn also gained valuable knowledge about managing her finances, "we didn't know what interest rate we were paying we didn't know how …
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Springboard Joins New Initiative Empowering Consumers to Manage Personal
This nationwide initiative, launched by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®) in partnership with major financial service companies, was developed to allow consumers to take the first step toward achieving their financial goals.
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UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL SECURITY: Is The Disability Fund In Trouble? Not
social security BY MICHAEL P. BOYLE, ESQ./ A recent “60 Minutes” report suggested the Social Security disability program is in financial trouble and will soon run out of money to pay benefits. It is true the Disability Insurance Trust Fund is projected …
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Lax oversight made disability program 'ripe for abuse'
According to the report, SSA has seen applications for disability claims increase, thanks to the economic downturn and an aging workforce. In order to reduce a growing backlog of cases, SSA began putting pressure on judges to move through cases as …
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Question by maddie: How to convince my dad to let ME buy a new phone?
hi

I get £40 per month and I have an iphone 4. please don’t call me spoilt cause im not. but basically my iphone is really slow and it crashes loads, I have found a phone which I really want and its £110 so because its on special offer I want to my dad to pay and I will give him £20 each month, he keeps saying no because “when im older, if I do that then that’s how I will go bankrupt” he keeps annoying me with that. he keeps saying that I don’t know the value of money. I DOO seriously he gets soo annoying at times. my mum said that she will give me the money and I can pay her back but all he ever says is “you don’t know the value of money”.
the offer is only on for another week and I have £90 and I need £20 that’s it!!!
please do not say go do chores cause I wash up every night and I hoover the house every weekend and my room is always tidy and do not say get a job cause im only 13

maddie x
I have to give my phone away to my cousin anyway. x

Best answer:

Answer by Scuzzlebutt
Sell your Iphone and you should get your £110 for it and buy your new phone, no need to borrow money off anyone.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

'60 Minutes' Gets Disability Insurance All Wrong
60 Minutes added an impressive entry to the genre of bashing safety-net programs with anecdotal evidence on Sunday night with a segment on the Social Security Disability Insurance program, which provides benefits to workers who become disabled before …
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Fox Uses Denounced Disability Report To Obscure Falling Rate Of Disability
CBS News' 60 Minutes Misleadingly Hyped "Waste And Fraud" In Federal Disability Benefits. A misleading CBS News 60 Minutes report on Social Security disability relied on anecdotal evidence from a bipartisan investigation led by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) …
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Fox's Rove Falsely Claims That Social Security, Medicare Lack Fraud Protection
Fox News analyst Karl Rove falsely attributed the increased Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries to a lack of fraud protection programs in the system. In fact Medicare, Medicaid and SSDI have fraud programs in place to detect …
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Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) September 25, 2013

In an effort to ensure that Washington State consumers achieve financial stability and reclaim their financial future, American Financial Solutions is participating in the Sharpen Your Financial Focus program. This nationwide initiative, launched by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling

100 Strangers #27: Cameron

Image by louisa_catlover
Cameron was sitting and reading in a Borders store. Noticing his unusual style, I approached him and asked if I could take his picture for my 100 Strangers project. He readily agreed. We chatted briefly and he told me that he travels frequently with his mother for her work (something to do with bankruptcy law) and is staying about 2 months in Melbourne. He calls Florida, USA home.

Cameron’s website can be found here.

This picture is #27 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at www.100Strangers.com.

11 people who now control Detroit's bankruptcy future
What follows is a quick look at 11 players in key roles during the first phase of Detroit's bankruptcy case and who will likely play decisive roles down the road: Bruce Bennett, partner at Jones Day law firm representing the city: Bennett opened the …
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Union, retirees argue against Detroit bankruptcy
In court papers, they have said that the city presented creditors with a "take it or leave it" plan to adjust its debt and that the bankruptcy code violates the U.S. Constitution by usurping rights left to the states. Detroit's bankruptcy will have …
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Third Circuit Reaffirms That Section 1123(A) Of The Bankruptcy Code Preempts
Over the last two decades, many companies faced with excessive asbestos-related liabilities have successfully emerged from bankruptcy with the help of section 524(g) of the Bankruptcy Code, which channels all asbestos-related liabilities of the …
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