Retirees concerned about the government shut down can breathe a sigh of relief. Social Security checks should continue to arrive on schedule

Retirees who depend on their monthly Social Security checks to make ends meet can breathe a sigh of relief: Benefits won't be affected by the partial government shutdown. The Social Security Administration is already funded through September 2019, so services remain in effect and benefits checks will continue to arrive on time, according to the Social Security administration.

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Mississippi House to consider legislation to expand high speed internet in rural areas

JACKSON • As early as next week, the Mississippi House could take up legislation designed to at least try to expand access to high speed internet to the state’s underserved rural areas.

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Government shutdown could cause some Alabama seniors to go hungry

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Every state in our country, including U.S territory, Puerto Rico  has a food commodity program specifically for people 60 years and older, except Alabama. The number of seniors in Alabama who don't know where their next meal is coming from is growing. To make matters worse, Alabama's application for the program has been delayed.

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Something must be done soon to protect Social Security from future insolvency issues

Back in 2016, several of the main presidential candidates talked about raising Social Security benefits. But few dared talk about realistic suggestions about how to close the system’s existing shortfall, much less how to raise money to cover new benefits. Now that Democrats are wielding the baton at the House of Representatives, the choir is again raising its voice about the need for boosting benefits.

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8 retirement planning mistakes to avoid

(The following is excerpted from Your Complete Guide to a Successful and Secure Retirement by Larry E. Swedroe and Kevin Grogan. Published by Harriman House. Copyright (c) 2019. All rights reserved. This book is available at all bookstores and online booksellers.)

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Excessive lawsuits making it tough for Florida nursing homes and residents

Florida has long been the bullseye for trial lawyers. A recent study of law firm and legal services ads by the American Tort Reform Association counted one ad every two minutes from April through June of last year in the Tampa Bay market alone. Meanwhile, Florida also ranked as the second-worst “judicial hellhole” in another study of the most unfair and unbalanced civil court systems.

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Tennessee General Assembly underway with key issues at the forefront

With the start of the year comes the return of state lawmakers to Nashville, where they'll spend the next few months debating — and ultimately deciding on — what new laws are coming to Tennessee.

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Mississippi legislature convenes with plans to address Medicaid, budgets, pay raises, nurse practitioners and more

Lawmakers on Tuesday will convene the 134th regular session of the Mississippi Legislature — a statewide election-year session.

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Recent credit upgrade & education improvements gives Tennessee options to lead nation

All the promises made during the Republican road to the majority in Tennessee became promises kept while in office. But there is much left to do, says the speaker of the state Senate.

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Health-related New Year's resolutions are popular this time of year. These tips will help you get started

After a full holiday season of snacks and indulgences, it’s no wonder some of the most common New Year’s resolutions are health-related! 

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