How Will Freelance Work Affect Social Security?

Retirement may give you the freedom to write a novel or exercise your green thumb, but it does not mean you have to stop working altogether. While you can collect social security at the full retirement age (67 if you were born after 1960), many people continue their career or start a side project for extra income. However, freelance, contract or sideline work will affect your social security benefits. Here’s what you need to know. 

Identity Theft: How to Safeguard Your Identity

While there’s little you can do to prevent a major data breach that might expose your sensitive records, there’s plenty you can do to fortify your own records and reduce or eliminate the opportunities for identity thieves to turn your life upside down.  Your own vigilance is your first and last line of defense, and it can be heightened by incorporating very specific identity theft prevention measures into your daily routines.