WSJ Guide to Starting Fresh

Leaving Financial Hardships Behind

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Hour 2:           Has the economic downturn damaged your financial situation? Has divorce, the death of a spouse, or a major health issue put a hold on your savings plan? We’ll discuss strategies for coping with these issues and more with Karen Blumenthal, personal finance columnist for The Wall Street Journal and author of the new book “The Wall Street Journal Guide to Starting Fresh: How to Leave Financial Hardships Behind and Take Control of Your Financial Life” (Crown Business, 2011).

  • Leatenson

    Your guest gave incorrect information about social security benefits:  All ss income is always included as taxable income.  What changes as you get older is how much you can earn without having earnings reduce your benefit.  At full retirement age, benefits are no longer reduced by other income.

  • Leatenson

    Your guest gave incorrect information about social security benefits:  All ss income is always included as taxable income.  What changes as you get older is how much you can earn without having earnings reduce your benefit.  At full retirement age, benefits are no longer reduced by other income.

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