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Starbucks Corp. clarified its tuition reimbursement program for workers Thursday after facing scrutiny from education experts who questioned the extent of the company’s largess.
L.A. Times – Business
For many students in the Texas Coastal Bend, they’ll be the first in their families to earn a high school diploma. But they may not get the chance to take the thrilling walk across the graduation stage because they can’t afford the $ 40 fee.
An overwhelming number of teens in parts of the Coastal Bend struggle with poverty and abuse and other barriers that can lead them to drop out of school. In the nine districts where Communities in Schools — a nonprofit that helps at-risk teens — works, 40 percent of students are economically disadvantaged, Executive Director Gloria Taylor told The Huffington Post.
An effort under the Affordable Care Act to encourage the health insurance industry to provide higher quality benefits to seniors is rewarding Medicare beneficiaries and the bottom lines of health plans that are achieving high government-backed ratings.
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A new report on the senior population found a majority of elderly women, blacks and Latinos are precariously close to poverty, according to the nonpartisan Economic Policy Institute report released Thursday.
The revision allows lenders to use untapped retirement account balances in computing debt-to-income ratios to help seniors qualify for a mortgage.
WASHINGTON — Here’s a heads-up for the growing ranks of seniors whose post-retirement monthly incomes aren’t sufficient to qualify for a mortgage under today’s tough underwriting standards: Thanks to a rule change by the largest players in the home loan business, you may be able to use imputed income from your 401(k), IRA and other retirement assets to qualify for the loan you want.
The bureau notes designations, such as accredited estate planner and accredited retirement advisor, have dramatically different requirements.
WASHINGTON — Older Americans can be confused by dozens of special designations for financial advisors for seniors, and government officials should set strict standards for training and conduct to prevent abuses, according to a new federal report.
Los Angeles Times
Low interest-rate environment exposes seniors to fraudsters
Senior citizens are being lured into riskier investments — and often outright scams — as carefully laid retirement plans have been scuttled by five years of low interest rates. Government regulators and advocacy groups say unscrupulous dealers are taking …
Financial advisers' credentials mislead seniors, watchdog says
Federal Consumer Regulator Issues Recommendations On Seniors' Financial …
Advisers' Senior Credentials Rules Urged by U.S. Consumer Bureau
President Obama and fellow Democrats are maintaining an argument that fiscal conservatives want to cut entitlements for seniors in order to balance the budget, but Paul Ryan and other Republicans say that’s never been the plan.