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The Social Security Disability Insurance Scare

By Ken Marks | September 12, 2013 |

The Social Security Disability Insurance fund is depleting and many are wondering what they’re going to do when they’re left high and dry. As an example, Matthew Rini of Harwood Heights in Illinois, is a disabled man who is about survive via his job as a Chicago tour guide and via the $400 allowance he’s…

Alternative Ways of Sharing Identity Information

By Ken Marks | September 9, 2013 |

The Better Business Bureau is finally taking reality into consideration and suggesting businesses, schools and health providers find a better way of identifying employees, students and patients. With Social Security fraud at all time highs the BBS advices folks who are being asked for their Social Security numbers by the above identities to inquire under…

The Affordable Care Act Paves the Way for Con Artists

By Ken Marks | September 5, 2013 |

Photo: SusanLesch Con artists are biting at the bit as the Affordable Care Act lunges forward as a ship on to shores.  These pirates are ready to steal people’s money by obtaining their personal information. Uninsured Americans can utilize a health insurance exchange to shop for coverage. Monica Lindeen, Montana’s Commissioner of Securities and Insurance…

Social Security Cuts Frighten Seniors

By Ken Marks | September 2, 2013 |

For a while now the government has been flirting with the idea of adapting to a CPI. Problem with this is that a CPI is a way of determining Social Security cost-of-living increases believing that senior citizens will alter purchasing habits with inflation. This is a mighty darn scare for seniors. And Sheryl Tenicat, one…

Does the Social Security Administration Have a Good Accuracy Rate?

By Ken Marks | August 29, 2013 |

Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia. Photo: Michael Rivera    There have been buzzing rumors of Social Security benefits being distributed to the wrong people, as well as reports of people committing Social Security fraud.  The Wall Street Journal has also made it clear that over 1,500 deceased were receiving a total of $31 million in benefits.…

Don’t Just Give Away Your Social Security Number

By Ken Marks | August 26, 2013 |

Don’t fall into the trappings of identity theft.  Many folks hand off their Social Security numbers left and right as if they were handing out a business card.  Not too wise, is it? Recently Gap Inc. sent out employee files containing their Social Security numbers to a costumer without realizing it.  Pandemonium ensued. Aaron Messing,…

Why Social Security Issues Must be Remedied

By Ken Marks | August 22, 2013 |

Yeah, we need to fix our Social Security system.  There are millions of reasons why, but, hey, you know what the top three most important are? Well, for one, Social Security is broke and it’s no joke.  The way things are going SS is dishing out more in benefits than they are bringing in via…

The Truth About Social Security

By Ken Marks | August 19, 2013 |

Photo: WikiMedia Commons   If you only knew the mechanics behind Social Security. Many of you out there – actually a third of workers – expect to receive Social Security benefits when hitting the retirement age.  You expect SS to be your primary source of income. Guess what? The Social Security Administration has gone on…

Why Obamacare Assists the Elderly

By Ken Marks | August 15, 2013 |

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), known as Obamacare in certain circles, is currently running campaigns featuring an entourage of actors, musicians and athletes urging folks to sign up for the health insurance program. So if you’re a retiree, what does signing up for Obamacare mean for you? Well, Medicare is improved by…

Unemployment Affects Future Social Security Pension

By Ken Marks | August 13, 2013 |

Unemployment seems to be improving at this point in the year, but did you know how much it actually affects Social Security benefits? A lot of people don’t know this, but if you’re one of those who are taking advantage of unemployment and lazily looking for a job, then your future Social Security benefits may…