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Are You Doomed To Work Forever? What You Can Do If Your Social Security Isn’t Enough

Making wise financial plans for retirement is essential if you want to enjoy your golden years without having to worry about making ends meet. This is especially true if you will be relying heavily on Social Security and don’t have much in retirement savings to fall back on. Fortunately, there are ways to live cheaply and stretch your dollars now so that you can eventually leave the workforce.

Whether you’re close to retirement age or have a while to go, these are things you can do now to be financially successful in the future.

Last updated: Sept. 25, 2020

Spend Less Than You Earn

Although there is no one-size-fits-all strategy for financial success, there is one universal rule everyone should live by, said J.D. Roth, founder of Get Rich Slowly, a financial website.

“It’s hard to say that there’s one thing that everyone should do,” he said. “I believe that

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Bolsonaro Scraps Plans for Social Program Amid Budget Woes

(Bloomberg) — President Jair Bolsonaro abandoned plans to launch his signature social program, the so-called Brazil Income, given the challenges in financing it without breaching the country’s fiscal responsibility rules.

Visibly irritated by media reports saying his government was considering reducing other social spending to fund the new program, Bolsonaro said the new plan is now on hold and that Brazil’s existing minimum income policies would remain in place.

“Until 2022, in my government, it’s forbidden to mention the words Brazil Income,” the president said about the program in a video posted on social media on Tuesday. “We’ll continue with Bolsa Familia. And period,” he added, referring to the widely-praised social program launched by leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva 17 years ago.

Finding funds for Brazil Income has become a big headache for Bolsonaro after he rejected Economy Minister Paulo Guedes’ strategy to finance the program by redirecting

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What Is a Social Security Number?

Elderly person’s hands holding a Social Security card

If you’ve ever applied for a credit card or completed a job application, you’ve probably been asked for your Social Security number. This unique nine-digit number issued by the Social Security Administration is one of your most important pieces of identifying information. There are various ways your Social Security number is used and several important reasons why you need to have one. If you’ve ever wondered what the purpose of these numbers is,  how they’re assigned or how to make the most of your Social Security number, here’s a closer look at how they work.

Social Security Number, Definition

A Social Security number is a unique nine-digit code that’s used to identify you and track your earnings over the course of your lifetime. These numbers were first introduced in 1936 as a means of tracking earnings histories for U.S. workers. According

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Canadians don’t understand social gathering rules, second wave will be ‘more complicated’, officials

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety.

Currently, there are more than 6,771 active cases of COVID-19 in Canada (with more than 134,900 diagnoses so far) and 9,100 deaths. Nearly 90 per cent of the country’s reported COVID-19 cases have recovered.

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September 14

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Canadians don’t understand social gathering rules, second wave will be ‘more complicated,’ officials warn

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety.

Currently, there are more than 6,771 active cases of COVID-19 in Canada (with more than 134,900 diagnoses so far) and 9,100 deaths. Nearly 90 per cent of the country’s reported COVID-19 cases have recovered.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

September 14

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Change how you approach social media in the post-COVID-19 world

No one really wins when a pandemic hits, but 2020 has been huge for social media. Entire populations have been encouraged or required to stay at home, concerned about infection risks, and feeling the need for connection even more than usual due to heightened uncertainty and anxiety. As a result, the shift of living our social lives online instead of IRL has sustained an alarming acceleration period.

And I’m not just talking about the massive growth in engaged usership on TikTok and Instagram. LinkedIn, the B2B social network, has also shown a huge spike in both the amount of published content and the volume of engagement with that content, according to data compiled by Transmission.

This opens up opportunities for marketers to enlarge their share of social attention, but only if you pay attention to the changing ways that consumers are using social media.

You can’t just unpause

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Change how you approach social media in the post-COVID-19 worldters need to approach social media differently in a post-COVID-19 world

No one really wins when a pandemic hits, but 2020 has been huge for social media. Entire populations have been encouraged or required to stay at home, concerned about infection risks, and feeling the need for connection even more than usual due to heightened uncertainty and anxiety. As a result, the shift of living our social lives online instead of IRL has sustained an alarming acceleration period.

And I’m not just talking about the massive growth in engaged usership on TikTok and Instagram. LinkedIn, the B2B social network, has also shown a huge spike in both the amount of published content and the volume of engagement with that content, according to data compiled by Transmission.

This opens up opportunities for marketers to enlarge their share of social attention, but only if you pay attention to the changing ways that consumers are using social media.

You can’t just unpause

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Learning pods help kids bridge social divide

Some parents who weren’t satisfied with the virtual end to the 2019-20 school year are turning to learning pods at the start of the 2020-21 school to ensure a bit of in-person education and socialization for their children.

The pods, sometimes called micro-schools, are often a group of students learning online in a shared learning space led by an adult — either a tutor paid to supervise and assist the students or a rotation of parents. 

Sometimes the pods are just for socializing, where a handful of students get together with, at times, a hired facilitator.

Regardless the purpose, trust among the families is key. “There is a lot of transparency in our pod, which is very crucial for this to even work,” Vikram Iyengar says about their four-child pod in Austin.

School at home: How to keep attending virtual classes from being a real pain in the neck

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Chrissy Teigen says she’s ‘barely online anymore’ after her therapist suggested a social media break

Chrissy Teigen is a cookbook author, former model, and media personality. <p class="copyright">Jean Baptiste Lacroix/AFP via Getty Images</p>
Chrissy Teigen is a cookbook author, former model, and media personality.
  • Chrissy Teigen has taken a step back from social media after her therapist recommended taking a break, she told Marie Claire on Tuesday. 

  • “I’m barely online anymore, and that was at the request of my therapist,” she said. 

  • The “Cravings” author continued to explain that she started therapy for the first time during the pandemic. 

  • “I used to avoid it and make fun of the idea of it, and then I found the right person and it changed my world,” she said. 

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Chrissy Teigen is focusing on her mental health during the pandemic, and for her, that means stepping away from social media. 

“I’m barely online anymore, and that was at the request of my therapist,” the 34-year-old “Cravings” author said during her interview with Marie Claire

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Britain to ban social gatherings of more than 6

LONDON — Social gatherings of more than six people will be banned in England from Monday, as the government tries to curb a significant rise in coronavirus cases.

The legal limit on all social gatherings will be reduced from the current 30 people to six, and the new law will apply to parties both indoors and outdoors – including private homes, restaurants and parks. Failure to comply could result in a 100-pound ($130) fine.

Downing Street said urgent action was needed after 2,988 laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases were recorded in the U.K. on Sunday – the largest daily figure since May.

Weddings, school, funerals and organized team sports are exempt, and larger gatherings will also be allowed if the household or “support bubble” is larger than six.

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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK

— CEOs of companies making vaccines pledge safety for coronavirus vaccines

— Computer

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