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Ex-Spouse Benefits and How They Affect You

By Melani Kelsey, Social Security Operations Supervisor in Kirksville, Missouri Just like during tax season, it’s good to have all the information you need early, so you can prepare and get any money you are due. If you are age 62, unmarried, and divorced from someone entitled to Social Security retirement or disability benefits, you

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Don’t Have to File a Tax Return – Do It Anyways!

University of Missouri Extension personal finance specialist Andrew Zumwalt offers three reasons why you should file a tax return, even if it is not required. First, you might get a refund of taxes withheld from a paycheck or pension, Zumwalt says. Also, some tax credits generate a refund. Examples include the Child Tax Credit and

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