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Medicare changes every year, which means it can get a little complicated when trying to understand what’s new for you. Join us for a free webinar where we’ll discuss the key takeaways from this year’s Medicare changes and what they may mean for your benefits.
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The Roanoke Financial Empowerment Center offers professional, one-on-one financial counseling at no-cost to Roanoke area residents.
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New survey finds nearly half of Virginia voters of all ages struggle with student debt
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The longer you or your qualifying spouse work and the longer you delay receiving benefits, the higher your monthly payments. 
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Is your 65th birthday coming up? You know what that means: It’s time to prepare for Medicare. Get ahead of the game with answers from our free webinar on Medicare, including when to enroll, what’s covered and where to find help along the way.
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According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, about 30 million small businesses in the United States employ tens of millions of people.  Running a small business can be a 24-7 endeavor.  Managing employees, inventory, scheduling, services, and marketing can be challenging.
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Our online services often allow you to do business with us without visiting a local office or calling.  Here are our top 10 webpages of 2020:
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If you receive a Benefit Verification letter, sometimes called a "budget letter," a "benefits letter," a "proof of income letter," or a "proof of award letter," we have good news for you!  A new standardized Benefit Verification letter is now available when you need proof of Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income, or Medicare.
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Nearly 70 million Americans will see a 1.3 percent increase in their Social Security benefits and SSI payments in 2021.  Federal benefit rates increase when the cost-of-living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index (CPI-W).
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