Social Security Q&A: Many Helpful Publications Available on Audiobook

Question: I prefer reading by audiobook. Does Social Security have audio publications? Answer: Yes. You can find them at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs. Some of the publications available include What You Can Do Online, How Social Security Can Help You When a Family Member Dies, Apply Online for Social Security Benefits, and Your Social Security Card and Number. You can listen now at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs. Q: I am...

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Saving Money When You’re Young? You Can Start Small

When you’re young and juggling lots of financial responsibilities, from repaying student loans to saving up for a down payment on a home, you may have only a few dollars left over each month to put away for retirement. The problem is, you generally need a lot more than just pocket change to invest in the mutual funds that will help grow your savings. Today, the average minimum investment for a U.S. stock fund — a core holding in any...

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Suicide Prevention Group Offers Youth Help Via Texting

Boston — With younger generations using cellphones less for actual conversation and more for text messaging, suicide prevention organizations are setting up ways that let distraught youths seek help that way. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among teenagers and college-age adults, making a text messaging initiative — started this month by Samaritans Inc. of Massachusetts to supplement the more traditional phone help line —...

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Siri Integrates Smoothly, Safely in Vehicles

Siri will soon be pulling into a driveway near you, as the Apple iPhone’s digital assistant makes herself at home in dozens of new cars and trucks from General Motors’ Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC brands. Siri was born to run, based on my test of Apple’s CarPlay interface in a 2016 Chevrolet Corvette convertible. The system’s voice recognition was nearly flawless, the navigation app never set a foot wrong, music apps worked...

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