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The threat of a recession has persisted for over a year. With this uncertainty, many businesses may be considering layoffs. If you're seeing clues that your employer might slash jobs and you're worried about being on the firing line, it's smart to prepare. Here are five personal finance tips you can use … just in case.

1. Increase Savings

 

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President Biden signed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement 2.0 Act (SECURE 2.0) on December 29, 2022. It's a critical part of the omnibus funding package that builds on the retirement-saving opportunities provided by the original SECURE Act of 2019.

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President Biden signed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement 2.0 Act (SECURE 2.0) on December 29, 2022. It's a critical part of the omnibus funding package that builds on the retirement-saving opportunities provided by the original SECURE Act of 2019.

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The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) was a valuable tax credit that helped employers that kept workers on staff during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the credit is no longer available, eligible employers that haven’t yet claimed it might still be able to do so by filing amended payroll returns for tax years 2020 and 2021.

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Debtors typically experience a feeling of relief when a creditor agrees to forgive their debt. But that feeling often is replaced by shock and confusion when they learn they owe taxes on so-called "cancellation of debt" (COD) income. Read on to learn the tax rules for COD income and how they might affect your tax situation.
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The need for long-term care assistance continues to grow. Roughly 5.8 million people in the United States used paid long-term care services in 2020, with about 1.9 million of those residing in long-term care facilities, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Seven out of ten people will require some form of assisted living care during their lifetimes.
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There have been three recent developments in the cryptocurrency arena:

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In 2023, many states and localities will increase their minimum wage amounts. In some areas, the amounts paid to tipped employees may also increase and overtime salary thresholds may also change.

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Many self-employed individuals are eligible to make annual contributions to Roth IRAs, despite having healthy earnings from their businesses. But some haven't yet taken advantage of this retirement saving strategy.

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Get the most from Social Security. Younger retirees face a harsh penalty for working part-time. For every $2 earned over $21,240 in 2023 (up from $19,560 in 2022), you lose $1 in Social Security benefits. In the year you reach full retirement age, a higher earnings threshold applies. Your benefits will be reduced by $1 for every $3 of earnings only when earnings exceed $56,520 in 2023 if you reach full retirement age (up from $51,960 for 2022).

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