Dear Rusty: I am a veteran and all my Medical needs are covered by the VA. Why should I be paying for Medicare out of my monthly Social Security check? — Inquiring Veteran
Dear Rusty: I will be 65 in March. Husband will be 61 in August. If I started collecting Social Security now would I only be able to collect on myself? My husband plans on collecting at 62. Will I be able to collect some of his when he starts collecting at age 62? Also, who can advise me abo…
Amazon.com Inc. announced it will disclose its carbon footprint later this year, giving consumers and investors new insight into the environmental cost of its popular two-day shipping. The company also pledged in a blog post Monday that half of its shipments would be “net zero” carbon-also k…
Dear Rusty: My understanding is that once I’m on Medicare the Health Savings Account cannot be used. I have prescriptions that cost more with the Medicare insurance than paying cash, so why can’t I use the account to pay for these types of prescriptions and for DME with prescriptions? — Want…
Dear Rusty: I will be 64 years old in 2019, and thinking about Social Security. My full retirement age is 66 and 2 months, and I’m trying to figure out the best way to get the most out of my retirement. I have a lot of questions, but just need to know the right direction to go. I’ve been tol…
In President Donald Trump’s lengthy State of the Union address Tuesday, one of the lines that received the loudest bipartisan applause was when Trump celebrated job gains for women.
Dear Rusty: My husband is taking retirement next year and we went through the application process yesterday. No surprises until we found out that his delayed benefits do not apply to spousal benefits. His whole purpose of delaying retirement was to maximize benefits for me in case of an unex…
Dear Rusty: I have heard many different answers on this, but there are so many scenarios I can’t seem to find an answer to mine. My wife and I were both born in 1959, and we both turn 60 next year. Both of us will be eligible for Social Security based on our work records to date, but my Soci…
Dear Rusty: My wife and I were both born in 1953. My wife will reach her full retirement age in March and I will reach mine in June this year. My wife’s benefit will be roughly $2,200 per month and mine will be about $2,700 per month if we were to file for payments. An option I have consider…
Dear Rusty: I have applied for and been approved to start collecting my Social Security this month at age 66. My wife will turn 62 in March and is planning to apply for benefits then. In a group meeting with a financial advisor, he mentioned a spousal benefit of $500 per month in addition to…
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LEWISBURG — Evangelical Community Hospital recently announced new board appointments and re-elections.
Amazon.com employees in Europe protested warehouse working conditions, some using the slogan “We are not robots,” in another challenge for the world’s biggest online retailer heading into its busiest time of year.
POTTSVILLE — Dunham’s Sports will open a 43,000-square-foot store at Fairlane Village Mall in December.
Dear Rusty: We have a 100 percent disabled son from birth. He is now 35 years old and receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI). My wife and I plan to retire in the next two years and start drawing our Social Security benefits; my wife intends to apply in January 2020, and I will apply la…
DANVILLE — Geisinger announced that its board of directors has appointed Dr. Jaewon Ryu, as interim president and chief executive officer of Geisinger, effective Dec. 1. Ryu, who has served as executive vice president and chief medical officer since September 2016, succeeds Dr. David T. Fein…
Dear Rusty: My girlfriend of nine years will be 66 on June 4 next year. It was her plan to begin taking half of her ex-husband’s Social Security at that time allowing hers to grow until she reached 70, at which time her benefit would slightly exceed half of her ex’s.
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SHAMOKIN — Todd Geist, LUTCF, recently joined Vandine’s as vice president and general manager. In this role, Geist will manage two offices — Vandine’s Insurance Shoppe, Shamokin, and Bane Insurance Agency, Ashland. Both offices are divisions of Murray Insurance Associates Inc., an independen…
Dear Rusty: Should I take Social Security at 65? My date of birth is August 1953, and I just signed up for both Social Security and Medicare. My plan was to start Medicare and Social Security at age 65, but now I’m unsure if I’m doing the right thing. My earnings so far this year are about $…
The company that brought you milk chocolate, Maggi instant noodles and Rocky Road ice cream is worried about your health.
Dear Rusty: I am 63½ and working full time with a salary of $125,000 per year. Given the early collection rules, I believe it would not make any sense to start collecting Social Security now, but tell me if I am wrong. Also, when I reach full retirement age (born in 1955) I plan/hope to stil…
BOSTON — Consumers have seen the most expensive summer at the pump since 2014, with an average of $2.73 per gallon thus far, according to smartphone app GasBuddy.
BLOOMBERG — U.S. stocks eked out a gain to claim a fresh closing record, while Treasury yields climbed as investors assessed the latest developments from the Trump administration’s trade policies.
MOUNT CARMEL — UNB Bank, Mount Carmel, announced Donald B. Campbell has joined the UNB lending team as a business development officer.
One thing about small-business owners: You don’t often see them with their feet up.
Dear Rusty: My husband took an early retirement at age 62, and I will be turning 62 next year. I am having some health issues and I’m thinking about taking an early retirement. Is this a good idea? — Uncertain What To Do
LEWSIBURG — Municipalities and local governments in an 11-county region can receive a technology assessment and action recommendation that includes a free computer from SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG).
STRONG — David and Lori Campbell, along with their son, Colin, and daughter, Abigail, have opened a new ice cream and gelato business along Route 61 between Kulpmont and Mount Carmel.
WASHINGTON — Facebook, Google and Twitter on Tuesday sought to defend themselves against accusations from Republican lawmakers who say the tech giants censor conservative news and views during a congressional hearing that devolved into a political sniping match.
Hundreds of kids may be distraught over Build-A-Bear’s failed promise, but investors are pretty happy.
Government debt is on track to hit historically high levels and, at at its current growth rate, will by 2028 be nearly equal in size to the U.S. economy, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday.
Netflix, which fired its chief spokesman last week for racially insensitive remarks, is overhauling its human-resources effort to build a workforce that looks more like its global customers: less male, more Latino and more black.
SHAMOKIN — Woody’s Pizzeria, a new business located at the corner of Ninth and Independence streets, will be offering its customers Old Forge-style pizza according to co-owner Jay Wright.
COAL TOWNSHIP — A new convenience store is open for business along Trevorton Road.
LEWISBURG — SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) recently appointed Teri MacBride, of Lewisburg, to the SEDA-COG Natural Gas Cooperative’s board of directors. She will represent SEDA-COG and its 11 member counties to facilitate development of new natural gas projects.
LEWISBURG — Staff and guests got a sneak preview of the new home of SUN Orthopaedics of Evangelical Thursday.
SUNBURY — Brewers’ Outlet, 231 Reagan St., is celebrating its 50th anniversary of being the “area’s beverage supermarket,” and owner Cory Fasold is throwing a party Friday.
WASHINGTON — Mexico said it would impose import duties on $3 billion worth of U.S. products, including cheese, bourbon, pork and others, making good on its threats that it would retailiate for U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum.
BRUSSELS — Europe implemented a sweeping overhaul of digital privacy laws on Friday that has reshaped how technology companies handle customer data, creating a de-facto global standard that gives Americans new protections and the nation’s technology companies new headaches.
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