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Five tax tips for retirees

A year after the Covid-19 pandemic, the world has changed. For starters, the IRS has extended the individual tax filing deadline for TY 2020 to May 17. (Read more here.) Congress has also passed pandemic-related legislation that could affect you and your taxes. Retirees need to know how these changes and other revisions may affect them going forward. Check out …

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Open topic: Hooray for Hollywood!

I have not received my invitation to the gala for this year’s Academy Awards, which will be presented in person two months later than usual due to the pandemic. Still, what a wonderful sign that things are returning to normal. Could be. Chances are, the participants and attendees will be wearing bling-adorned face masks, which should be fun to watch. …

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A first film producer – at the age of 98

Larry Jaffe (left) never thought he would ever become a Hollywood film producer – at the age of 98. Raised in the era of silent films, the former Marine Corps lieutenant served in Japan in World War II and previously had a successful marketing career in New York retiring with his wife, Hope. They previously celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary. …

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Strengthen your internet! – Senior Planet

What does it take to get a decent internet service? It cost $ 10,000 for Aaron Epstein, a 90-year-old man in North Hollywood, California. He was so frustrated with his slow AT&T internet service that he spent $ 10,000 on newspaper ads telling the company’s CEO to do better. Money spoke. AT&T immediately sent employees to bring a faster fiber …

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Prevent Unnatural Disaster: Utility Scams

Wildfires in California, winter storms in Texas and Colorado, tornadoes in Alabama – natural disasters are bad enough, but utility scams make things worse. Desperate homeowners without power, telephone, or gas lines are prey to scammers posing as utility representatives. They cheat the unsuspecting – especially seniors – by phone, text, email, and even by coming to the door! How …

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Senior Planet Book Club: The Vanishing Half

The votes are numbered and we are pleased to announce that our next online Book Club offering… .. The disappearing half by Britt Bennett For week one of our book club, read chapters 1-5 for Tuesday, April 6. Then come back to https://seniorplanet.org/articles/online-book-club/ and we’ll open a conversation in the comments so everyone can discuss what we’re reading. We will …

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Happy Tweetday – Join the party!

About 15 years ago this month, Jack Dorsey and three others founded a new information channel. Here’s the first tweet from Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey: And the world has never been the same since. (By the way, that Tweet was recently sold at auction. Guess how many? * Answer below.) Twitter has become such an integral part of our lives …

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Alcohol Use: One Woman’s Story

Alcohol overuse among older adults is a largely hidden story – for example, National Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week (March 22-28, 2021) is targeting teens. However, research suggests that a third of older drinkers develop dependence later in life and that was before Covid-related stress and isolation. How much to drink is too much? What can you do about it? …

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Stay sharp – and social – with Trivia

Online trivia quizzes and other games make you think and engage with news, information and the outside world. Even better – they can improve your mood and well-being, according to a survey of regular or sometimes online players. And even better than that, online trivia games help you socialize virtually, while keeping your brain sharp and having fun. The original …

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