Sunday September 22, 2019

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See what the Heartland Division is doing to serve 72 counties in Illinois and Eastern Iowa...
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Personal Planner - Social Security
Social Security
Linda asked, "When should I take my Social Security? I will turn 57 this year and have a strong earnings history, having paid into Social Security for nearly 35 years. Given the year I was born, my...
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Savvy Living - Electric Bikes Are Booming Among Baby Boomers
Electric Bikes Are Booming Among Baby Boomers
What can you tell me about electric bicycles? A friend of mine, who is almost 70, recently got one and absolutely loves it. He told me he rides more now than he ever did his regular bicycle. Electric...
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Washington News - IRS Program to Increase Employee Smartphone Security
IRS Program to Increase Employee Smartphone Security
One important function of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) is to review IRS security practices. The IRS is tasked with protecting personal tax information for over 140 million American taxpayers. TIGTA regularly reviews IRS policies to encourage higher levels of security for these tax records. One of the negotiated agreements between the IRS and its 80,000 employees is that they are permitted to use their personal iPhones. This is called the "bring your own device (BYOD)" plan. The TIGTA report noted this policy increases the productivity of IRS employees and reduces costs. IRS employees who desire to use this program must register their smartphones with the Service....
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