Here's how much your Social Security benefits will be if you make $35,000 per year
It's always nice to have a safety net when you are living on a fixed income.
For about 90% of American retirees, that help comes in the form of Social Security benefits.
But calculating exactly how much you will get when you start collecting can be tricky.
Your benefits are determined by "bend points" in an equation. It's like a tax bracket, but designed to give you money instead. The less money you've earned, the higher a percentage of your salary you will get back. This is meant to help low-wage retirees.
How much should you expect from Social Security if you make $35,000 per year? Watch this video for a breakdown of how much you will get and how your monthly benefit will be calculated.
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Skydiver transported to hospital after ‘hard landing’ in Pukaki
A skydiver who had a “hard landing” has been transported to Timaru Hospital with moderate injuries this morning.
Police said they were notified of the hard landing on Tekapo-Twizel Rd, Pukaki, about 10.35am.
A St John’s spokesperson said they transported a patient in a moderate condition via helicopter to Timaru Hospital.
– More to come.
Lloyds offers £100 to tempt new customers to paid-for current accounts
Qualifying accounts are £3-a-month Club Lloyds or Club Lloyds Platinum, costing £21 a month but with benefits
Lloyds Bank is offering new customers £100 in an attempt to persuade them to switch to its Club Lloyds current account.
To receive the money, customers have to use the official current account switching service and move to one of the bank’s two paid-for accounts: the Club Lloyds current account, which costs £3 a month, or the Club Lloyds Platinum account, which charges £21 a month but comes with a range of benefits, including worldwide travel insurance.
Lloyds said it would pay the £100 directly into the new account within 10 days of a switch being completed.
Club Lloyds accounts pay interest of 0.6% on sums up to £4,000, and 1.5% on the balance between £4,000 and £5,000. This is worth just under £39 a year – a little more than the cheaper account’s annual fee if you can maintain a £5,000 balance.
Account holders also receive a choice of 12 digital movie rentals from Rakuten TV, six cinema tickets with Odeon or Vue, or an annual subscription to a popular magazine.
Joni Ernst’s Attack On Joe Biden’s Vaccine Mandates Has People Saying, ‘Wait, What?’
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) raised eyebrows when she claimed President Joe Biden’s new COVID-19 vaccine mandates were just a “diversion away from 9/11.”
“They are leading by coercion,” Ernst railed Friday against the Biden White House’s sweeping directives on Fox News, joining the chorus of GOP criticism leveled against the plans that seek to end the pandemic.
“And I would agree with the point that is being made by so many of my colleagues that this is a diversion, away from 9/11,” Ernst continued. “And away from the 20th anniversary, and away from the debacle that was his Afghanistan withdrawal.”
On Ernst’s 9/11 comments, critics on Twitter issued a collective, “huh?”
Some also reminded Ernst that Biden will spend the landmark anniversary visiting all three crash sites. Former President Donald Trump, meanwhile, will be commentating on Evander Holyfield’s boxing comeback.
Woman found dead at ‘non-residential property’ in Manurewa, Auckland
A woman has been found dead at a “non-residential property” in Auckland’s Manurewa today, according to police.
The woman was found at the South Auckland address about 4.30pm.
Inquiries are underway to identify her and establish what led to her death. A scene examination istaking place.
A police spokesperson said no further information was available at this point.
More to come.
Donald Trump Jr.’s Appeal For Questions To Ask His Dad Goes Exactly How You’d Think
Donald Trump Jr. appealed for questions to ask his father, Donald Trump, when they commentate on Evander Holyfield’s boxing comeback Saturday — and received a slew of critical suggestions he’s unlikely to pose anytime soon.
The ex-president’s pay-per-view gig ― which costs viewers $49.99 ― has drawn fierce criticism from both sides of the aisle, given how it falls on the same day as the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
In a video that Trump Jr. shared to Twitter on Friday, he said he’d definitely be asking his father about aliens when they’re in the commentary booth and urged people to send him other ideas for what to talk about.
“Is he going to advise the dude who gets knocked out to call the fight rigged?” cracked one Twitter user, referencing the former president’s penchant for pushing lies about the 2020 election.
“Will he attempt to rewrite history and tell us all about his bravery on 9/11 before or during the fight?” added another, a dig at Trump’s fanciful recollections of the attacks.