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SSA Adds Hour Nationwide

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Social Security offices will be open for an additional hour on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, starting March 16, 2015. This change is nationwide. If your local office closed at 3pm it will now be open until 4pm.

Read more about this announcement.

What You Need to Know About Taxes for 2014

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It's that time of year again--tax season. Read WISER's 2014 tax update to see how tax rules in 2014 might apply to you when you file your tax returns. And don't forget to learn about the Saver's Tax Credit to see if you qualify.

IRS Announces New Retirement Plan Limits

For 2015, the IRS announced new dollar limitations for pensions and other retirement plans. The adjusted gross income limit for the Saver's Credit is now $61,000 for married couples filing jointly, $45,750 for heads of households, and $30,500 for married couples filing separately and singles. The IRA contribution remains at $5,500, or $6,500 if you're 50+.

To learn more about limits for other plans, click here.

Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones

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Financial fraud and scams that target seniors are on the rise. Read this important section on Elder Financial Fraud and Abuse from WISER's booklet to learn about the different types of fraud and scams, how to spot them, and what do if you or someone you know becomes a victim.

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