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Starbucks: Tuition reimbursement is only for juniors and seniors

June 20, 2014 |

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

Texas Seniors Might Not Walk In Graduation Because They Can’t Afford The $40 Cap And Gown

May 20, 2014 |

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.

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Huffington Post

Seniors Flock To Star-Rated Medicare Plans Under ACA Rollout

May 11, 2014 |

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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24 seniors missing in fire feared dead

January 26, 2014 |

Eight people are dead and 24 are still unaccounted for after a fire ripped through an elderly community in Quebec on Thursday, officials confirmed Saturday.
CNN.com – World

Majority of women, blacks and Latino seniors on cusp of poverty

June 6, 2013 |

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.

    


L.A. Times – Business

Mortgage underwriting rules eased for seniors with assets

May 26, 2013 |

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.

    


L.A. Times – Business

Consumer agency urges standards for financial advisors to seniors

April 19, 2013 |

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.

    


L.A. Times – Business

Low interest-rate environment exposes seniors to fraudsters – Washington Post

April 18, 2013 |

Los Angeles Times

Low interest-rate environment exposes seniors to fraudsters
Washington Post
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 saysReuters
Federal Consumer Regulator Issues Recommendations On Seniors' Financial Wall Street Journal
Advisers' Senior Credentials Rules Urged by U.S. Consumer BureauBloomberg
Los Angeles Times –New York Times (blog) –Reverse Mortgage Daily
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Business – Google News

Dems Stick By Claim That GOPOut to Cut Entitlements for Seniors

February 4, 2013 |

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.

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