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Navigating Social Security’s Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) With A (Non-Covered) Government Pension

...the key point is that retiree should be aware of the circumstances under which the Windfall Elimination Provision applies to a retiree’s benefits, and the various rules around how their retiree’s total retirement benefit (as well as any family/auxiliary Social Security benefits based on the retiree’s own record) may be impacted by the WEP...

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Deep Sleep Gives Your Brain a Deep Clean

...The findings have implications for neurodegenerative diseases, which are thought to be caused by build-up of toxic proteins in the brain, such as amyloid-Beta in Alzheimer’s disease. Previous research has shown that amyloid-Beta is cleared more efficiently during sleep, which is often disrupted in patients. Disturbances in slow-wave sleep also often accompany aging, which may be linked to cognitive decline...

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Parkinson’s law: how constraints can create freedom

...Coined by Cyril Northcote Parkinson as part of an essay published in The Economist in 1955, Parkinson’s law is the adage that “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” While it was initially designed as a mathematical equation describing the rate at which bureaucracies expand over time, Parkinson’s Law can be applied to many areas, including the way you work...

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Donating to a charity using a qualified charitable distribution (QCD)

...A QCD is a direct transfer of funds from an IRA custodian, payable to a qualified charity, as described in the QCD provision in the Internal Revenue Code. Amounts distributed as a QCD can be counted toward satisfying your RMD for the year, up to $100,000, and can also be excluded from your taxable income (note-discuss with your financial professional regarding changes to RMD rules in December 2019 and how they might impact any QCD's)...

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...Life can be improved by adding, or by subtracting. The world pushes us to add, because that benefits them. But the secret is to focus on subtracting...

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Range - Recommended Book

...The more constrained and repetitive a challenge, the more likely it will be automated, while great rewards will accrue to those who can take conceptual knowledge from one problem or domain and apply it in an entirely new one...

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