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  • How should couple with age gap tap Social Security spousal benefits?

    Dear Liz: I am 55 and my wife is 65. She only worked a few part-time jobs as she spent most of her working years raising our nine beautiful children. My question is, since she does not have enough credits to collect Social Security on her own work record, can she claim spousal benefits on my work history? If so, at what age and how will it affect my benefits?
  • Smartphoning campaign donations

    Smartphoning campaign donations
    Something strange is happening: a California state agency is developing an innovative, user-friendly idea that can be implemented easily and quickly. It's creative and, so far, non-controversial. And it can become a reality without the governor or...

    Daum: Getting it wrong in Boston

    Daum: Getting it wrong in Boston
    As social media sites have pelted out news of the Boston bombing, playing fast and loose with the numbers of the dead and injured and amplifying hearsay into a cacophony of confusion, one tweet seemed to say it all: "Dear Journalism: Get yourself together...

    California's initiative process adds up to a huge waste of money

    California's initiative process adds up to a huge waste of money
    No one today can overlook that it's California's self-indulgent initiative process that's attracting the big political bucks into the state, the way a magnet attracts scrap iron. Year in, year out, the torrent of spending on initiative campaigns swamps...

    'With Charity for All' looks beyond the glossy appeals

     'With Charity for All' looks beyond the glossy appeals
    Americans just love feeling philanthropic. In any debate over cutting tax breaks in the income tax system, the deduction for charitable donations is always held sacred — even more than that other sacred cow, the mortgage deduction. It's a rare...