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Why this Social Security boost is no boon for lower earners

Photo by Karen Roach/via Adobe Editor’s Note: Journalist Philip Moeller is here to provide the answers you need on aging and retirement. His weekly column, “Ask Phil,” aims to help older Americans and their families by answering their health care and financial questions. Show More Summary

Column: GOP tax cuts would make the rich even richer

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Republican Congressional leaders about tax reform at the White House on September 5, 2017. File photo by REUTERS/Joshua Roberts In House Speaker Paul Ryan’s words, the Republican tax...Show More Summary

Ask the Headhunter: 4 signs that you should run from a job scam

When you respond to a tantalizing job ad, you’re on your own — and that can lead to trouble. Photo by Getty Images Nick Corcodilos started headhunting in Silicon Valley in 1979 and has answered over 30,000 questions from the Ask TheShow More Summary

A major sticking point in the Republican tax plan, explained

President Donald Trump speaks about tax reform in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on October 11, 2017. File photo by REUTERS/Joshua Roberts The state and local tax deduction has become a key sticking point for Republicans negotiating tax reform. Show More Summary

4 tips for making the most of Medicare’s open enrollment

Journalist Philip Moeller urges current Medicare enrollees to take advantage of this opportunity to evaluate their Medicare coverage and decide if they wish to make any changes next year. Photo by Troels Graugaard/Getty Images Editor’s Note: Journalist Philip Moeller is here to provide the answers you need on aging and retirement. Show More Summary

Ask the Headhunter: If you’re expected to jump through hoops to get an interview, here’s what to say

Some employers think what they’re doing a clever “pre-assessment” of job applicants, laying the burden on you while avoiding putting their own skin in the game, explains Ask the Headhunter columnist Nick Corcodilos. Photo by Getty Images Nick...Show More Summary

Analysis: How tax reform could impact charitable giving

Editor’s note: Jonathan Meer is a professor at Texas A&M University, and an expert on charitable giving. This analysis is being published here in collaboration with EconoFact, a nonpartisan economic publication. THE ISSUE Giving by individuals accounts for nearly three-quarters of charitable giving in the United States, over $280 billion in 2016. Show More Summary

The unemployment rate and jobs total went down? What’s up?

A job seeker talks to a recruiter from UC Health at the Colorado Hospital Association job fair in Denver, Colorado, on October 4, 2017. Photo by REUTERS/Rick Wilking The unemployment rate dropped from 4.4 percent to 4.2 percent in September, while the economy lost 33,000 jobs. Show More Summary

This innovation could lead to the next financial crisis

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York on October 4, 2017. Photo by REUTERS/Brendan McDermid History might not repeat itself, but it does rhyme. Robert Z. Aliber, an emeritus professor of international...Show More Summary

‘Boosting’ to support her habit — one woman’s nightmare

Donna Dibo, a former opioid addict, spoke to PBS NewsHour recently about her addiction and its impact on her life. Editor’s note: As part of the NewsHour’s series on the opioid epidemic, I went to eastern Ohio and interviewed three former addicts who are trying to work their back into society — and into the workforce. Show More Summary

I’m 66 and I just lost my job. How do we maximize our Social Security?

Photo by Getty Images Editor’s Note: Journalist Philip Moeller is here to provide the answers you need on aging and retirement. His weekly column, “Ask Phil,” aims to help older Americans and their families by answering their health care and financial questions. Show More Summary

Ask the Headhunter: How to spot a job recruiter without standards

The best talent doesn’t answer recruiters dialing for dollars, writes Ask the Headhunter Nick Corcodilos. Photo by Getty Images Nick Corcodilos started headhunting in Silicon Valley in 1979 and has answered over 30,000 questions from...Show More Summary

seventysomething: Sometimes you don’t want to put on a happy face

Photo illustration by Getty Images Editor’s note: The PBS NewsHour has been in the business of airing voices worth listening to for more than 40 years. Recently, we came across Susie Kaufman, a former hospice chaplain and current blogger. Show More Summary

Analysis: Why women continue to make less than men

Editor’s note: Francine D. Blau and Lawrence M. Kahn are economics professors at Cornell University. The research in this post is based on “The Gender Wage Gap: Extent, Trends and Explanations,” an article Blau and Kahn co-wrote in the September, 2017 of the Journal of Economic Literature. Show More Summary

Ellen Pao on her gender discrimination suit: ‘If I didn’t do it, then who would?’

Ellen Pao leaves San Francisco Superior Court Civic Center Courthouse during a lunch break in her court case on March 25, 2015. Pao is the author of a new book, “Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change.” File Photo by REUTERS/Stephen...Show More Summary

Can I get more affordable long-term care insurance?

Long-term care costs can be very, very high and Medicare does not pay for it, writes journalist Philip Moeller. Photo by Getty Images Editor’s Note: Journalist Philip Moeller is here to provide the answers you need on aging and retirement. Show More Summary

Ask the Headhunter: The question you must ask yourself if you want higher pay

They’ve got you where they want you. Now you must decide whether you’re willing to walk away entirely if you believe you’re worth far more, Nick Corcodilos tells a reader. Illustration by Getty Images Nick Corcodilos started headhunting...Show More Summary

Column: Forget the border wall, Mr. President. Look to the hole in worksite enforcement rules

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before boarding Air Force One in Morristown, New Jersey on September 24, 2017. Photo by REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein If President Donald Trump is serious about stopping illegal immigration,Show More Summary

Column: Here’s what’s wrong with the U.S. health care system

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I.Vt., speaks during an event to introduce the “Medicare for All Act of 2017” on Capitol Hill on September 13, 2017. Photo by REUTERS/Yuri Gripas In defending his health care plan this week, Sen. Lindsey Graham,Show More Summary

How will climate change impact future floods and flood insurance?

Houses are seen submerged in flood waters caused by Tropical Storm Harvey in Northwest Houston, Texas, on August 30, 2017. Photo by REUTERS/Adrees Latif Editor’s note: Radley Horton is a professor at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, where he studies climate extremes, impacts and adaptation. Show More Summary

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