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The first quarter of 2018 began as the fourth quarter of 2017 ended: with strong market gains. The Nasdaq led the way by the end of January, posting a monthly increase of almost 7.40%, followed by the large caps of the Dow (5.79%) and the S&P 500 (5.62%). The employment sector remained strong, with 239,000 new jobs added in January and average hourly earnings climbing 0.3%.

College students and their parents dodged a major bullet with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Initial drafts of the bill included the elimination of Coverdell Education Savings Accounts, the Lifetime Learning Credit, and the student loan interest deduction, along with the taxation of tuition waivers, which are used primarily by graduate students and college employees. In the end, none of these provisions made it into the final legislation. But a few other college-related items did. These changes take effect in 2018.

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Quiz: Can you answer these Social Security questions? 

Most people will receive Social Security benefits at some point in their lifetimes, but how much do you know about this important source of income? Take this quiz to learn more.

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Social Security Break-Even Calculator

What is the best age to start receiving Social Security retirement benefits? To help make that decision, this calculator compares the cumulative Social Security retirement benefits paid beginning at three different starting ages, and estimates how long it takes for the cumulative benefits begun at a later age to equal or "break even" with the cumulative benefits begun at an earlier age. 

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Myths and Facts About Social Security 

Fact: It's likely that Social Security will provide a smaller portion of retirement income than you expect.

There's no doubt about it — Social Security is an important source of retirement income for most Americans. According to the Social Security Administration, more than nine out of ten individuals age 65 and older receive Social Security benefits. 

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Social Security: When Should You Begin Receiving Benefits? 

Social Security Benefits

Social Security was originally intended to provide older Americans with continuing income after retirement. Today, though the scope of Social Security has been widened to include survivor, disability, and other benefits, retirement benefits are still the cornerstone of the program.

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