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The Open Enrollment Period for Medicare health and prescription drug plans begins Oct.15 and ends Dec. 7. Coverage begins Jan. 1, 2022.

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Seniors are targeted by scammers for many reasons: they have more assets to steal than younger adults

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Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has ended all federal pandemic unemployment compensation programs in the state as of July 3.

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Benjamin Franklin famously wrote in 1789, “Our new constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

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Primarily as a result of the countywide reappraisal program, certified tax roll figures presented by County Property Assessor Melvin Burgess show a 24.1 percent increase in assessed values for tax purposes in Shelby County.

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What should I do if I get a call claiming there’s a problem with my Social Security number or account?

If there is a problem, we will mail you a letter. Generally, we will only contact you if you have requested a call or have ongoing business with us. The latest scam trick of using robocalls or live callers has increased.

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The next several weeks will provide Memphis and Shelby County property owners with a much better picture of how the 2021 Reappraisal program will affect their individual values.

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 I’m retiring early, at age 62, and I receive investment income from a rental property I own. Does investment income count as earnings?

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Deductions reduce the amount of taxable income then filing a federal income tax return. In other words, they can reduce the amount of tax someone owes.

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Whatever it’s called –planned giving, gift planning or legacy giving -- it is a method that allows people to make larger philanthropic gifts than they could make from ordinary income.

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For retirees, that seasonal urge can fit neatly into their overall retirement plan – if they’re intentional about how they go about it.

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In this season of giving, Secretary of State Tre Hargett cautions Tennesseans to be wary of scams when making charitable donations.

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Medicare health and drug plan costs and covered benefits can change from year to year, so those who have Medicare should review their coverage and decide on the options that best fit their health needs...

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Depending upon your circumstances, refinancing your mortgage may be a great option for you. However, there are some things to consider before moving forward.

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Q: My spouse doesn’t have enough work credits to qualify for Social Security retirement benefits. Can they qualify on my record?

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The small business economy in the United States is extraordinarily competitive these days. Even if the coronavirus pandemic has brought about a setback in small business activity, the fact remains that the country is full of innovative, entrepreneurial spirit.

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During the 2021 Medicare annual enrollment period, October 15-December 7, U.S. seniors will be asked to choose from over 3,000 Medicare Advantage plans, with the number of plans available ranging from none in certain rural counties to as many as 31 in the most populous areas of the country. …

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The assessed value of property for tax purposes increased less than one-half of one percent this year in Shelby County as a decline was recorded in Memphis.

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My child, who gets Social Security, will be attending his last year of high school in the fall. He turns 19 in a few months. Do I need to fill out a form for his benefits to continue?

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Scam phone calls, emails and texts seem to be an everyday occurrence. But being fooled by scammers once taught a Memphis woman to be extra cautious when another scammer contacted her a year later.

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Social distancing, sheltering in place... phrases that express the seriousness of our “new normal”. But one thing that hasn’t changed is that fraudsters and scammers will use COVID-19 as a means to get their hands on your money.

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A Memphis woman reported to BBB this week that she had received an offer to be a secret shopper at Walmart. That in and of itself isn’t unusual. Employment scams ranked as the number one riskiest scam in BBB’s 2019 Risk Report and secret shopper job offers are quite common. However, this one…

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The purpose of a special needs trust is to help a person living with a disability live a good quality of life while preserving personal assets. Who determines what a person’s quality of life is? When does someone know that a good quality of life is reached? How can a special needs trust bene…

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By late March, more than 33 percent of the nation’s households had responded to the 2020 Census through the Internet or by telephone as a federal agency seeks to carry out its once a decade task to count the number of people who live in the United States and its territories.

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Whether it is referred to as planned giving, gift planning or legacy giving, it is a method that allows people to make larger philanthropic gifts than they could make from ordinary income.

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SRI (Socially Responsible Investing), Impact Investing, and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) Investing belong to a growing category of investment choices that use traditional investing practices to responsibly impact society.

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LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Financial Services and Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. announce a public webinar discussing an area of great interest to the entire financial services industry. College President and CEO George Nichols III and Ameritas Executive Vice President, Individual, Ryan C. Beasley will explore the topic, Creating a More Fulfilling Life for All: Financially Empowering Our Diverse World.

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NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Mint House, a tech-enabled residential hospitality company offering spacious, apartment-style accommodations across the U.S., announced today its plans for further expansion with new locations in Dallas, TX, Seattle, WA and New Orleans, LA.  The openings, scheduled for Fall 2021, are part of Mint House's expansion plan of adding 3,000 units in 30 markets within the next 12 months, including Brooklyn, Atlanta, D.C., and Charlotte—firmly positioning the disruptive hospitality brand to fundamentally change the way we live, work and play while away from home.             

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BOSTON, Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Neal Bhatnagar has been appointed Liberty Mutual Insurance Executive Vice President, Major Accounts Casualty, Global Risk Solutions (GRS), effective Nov. 8, 2021. He will leverage his innovative thinking, deep expertise, and strong relationships to drive investments in products, strategies, and tools to address the evolving and complex casualty exposures that large, global businesses face today.

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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Platinum Equity announced today the acquisition of Cosmic Pet, a leading designer, marketer and distributor of pet products, including toys, beds, collars and leashes, treats, feeders and bowls, and other accessories. Cosmic Pet will be combined with Platinum Equity portfolio company Petmate. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AddOn Networks, the largest independent global supplier of compatible optics has worked with Linksys®, a global leader in wireless networking products, to take connectivity to the next level, to provide flexible and seamless compatibility between optical transceivers and wireless networking products.

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IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AddOn Networks, the largest independent global supplier of compatible optics has worked with Linksys®, a global leader in wireless networking products, to take connectivity to the next level, to provide flexible and seamless compatibility between optical transceivers and wireless networking products.

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IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 25, 2021 /CNW/ -- AddOn Networks, the largest independent global supplier of compatible optics has worked with Linksys®, a global leader in wireless networking products, to take connectivity to the next level, to provide flexible and seamless compatibility between optical transceivers and wireless networking products.

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NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Retimer Procurement market is expected to garner USD 113.79 Million by 2025, rising at a CAGR of 4.70% from 2021 to 2025. The report offers all-inclusive insights into the present condition and future scope of the industry by deeply analyzing market drivers and restraints, opportunities, major segments, and regions.

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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- RocketFuel Blockchain, Inc. (OTC QB: "RKFL"), a global provider of payment solutions via bank transfers, Bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies, today announced the industry-first 'Zero Fees For Life' promotion for merchants from all business sectors. RocketFuel will be accepting new 'Zero Fees' merchant registrations today at the RocketFuel booth on the Money20/20 conference floor and RocketFuel's website.

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NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Mphasis (BSE: 526299; NSE: MPHASIS), an information technology (IT) solutions provider specializing in cloud and cognitive services, today announced it is leveraging CloudEndure Disaster Recovery, an Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) company, to offer  Cloud Disaster Recovery.

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NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationally acclaimed real estate developer Extell Development Company announced today that the firm will be developing the first prime Class A medical office building on Manhattan's Upper East Side at 403 East 79th Street. Located on the prestigious East 79th Street corridor, in close proximity to the city's top hospitals and medical research centers, the 30-story, 400,000-square-foot building will boast a new-build, state-of-the-art facility to meet the 21st century needs of the healthcare industry. 

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WESTMONT, Ill., Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- GiveSmart by Community Brands, an industry-leading fundraising management system that helps nonprofits and foundations reach their fundraising goals, today announced a new milestone of $4 billion raised by nonprofits and foundations on its fundraising platform.

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NORTH BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT) today announced that Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) has signed a long-term lease to occupy 105,000 square feet in 915 Meeting Street, a new 276,000-square-foot trophy office building to be constructed at the award-winning mixed-use development of Pike & Rose in North Bethesda, Maryland.

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LAS VEGAS, Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ocrolus, the only automation platform that analyzes financial documents with over 99 percent accuracy, today formalized its "Build on Ocrolus" program, enabling fintech developers to leverage custom applications that automate document-driven workflows. The program was introduced today at the Money 20/20 conference, including Ocrolus and business partner Plaid demonstrating income and asset validation solutions.

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HOUSTON, Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbital Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OEG) ("Orbital"), today announced through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Gibson Technical Services ("GTS"), that Keith Hayes, the Chief Executive Officer of IMMCO, Inc. ("IMMCO"), GTS's engineering group, has been inducted into The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers ("SCTE") Hall of Fame during the group's awards event on October 13.

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MIAMI, Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Starwood Capital Group, a global private investment firm focused on real estate and energy investments, today announced it has hired David Matheson as a Managing Director and Head of Real Estate for Europe. In his new role, Mr. Matheson will be responsible for sourcing and executing real estate acquisition opportunities across Europe. Mr. Matheson, who will be based in the firm's London office, will begin his new role in January 2022.

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MIAMI, Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Starwood Capital Group, a global private investment firm focused on real estate and energy investments, today announced it has hired David Matheson as a Managing Director and Head of Real Estate for Europe. In his new role, Mr. Matheson will be responsible for sourcing and executing real estate acquisition opportunities across Europe. Mr. Matheson, who will be based in the firm's London office, will begin his new role in January 2022.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Madison Capital Group, LLC is pleased to announce the creation of a new affiliate called BlueGate Boat and RV Storage. BlueGate will focus on the growing need for quality storage options for boats and RVs. Currently BlueGate has more than 10 deals in the current pipeline in markets such as Nashville, Charlotte, Central and Coastal Florida. The current pipeline consists of the acquisition of existing parking facilities that were built by local operators as well as ground-up developments. In addition to boat and RV storage, clients can also park cars, sprinter vans, food trucks, ATVs, water toys, and commercial vehicles to name a few, securely at a BlueGate property.

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RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Heron Asset Management is pleased to announce, on behalf of its third fund, Blue Heron Real Estate Opportunity Fund III, that it has closed on the sale of the Indigo Apartments. Blue Heron was represented by NorthMarq in this transaction. The 489-unit, 2005-built multifamily community is in the Brier Creek/Research Triangle Park submarket between Raleigh and Durham, NC. Blue Heron acquired Indigo in December 2018 in an off-market transaction, and, shortly after taking ownership of the property, commenced a community enhancement plan that included the renovation of apartment interiors and an expansion and upgrading of the common area amenity spaces. Thoughtful property management and property-wide enhancements led to strong resident satisfaction and retention throughout Blue Heron's ownership.

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CHICAGO, Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest data from ShowingTime, the residential real estate industry's leading showing management and market stats technology provider, shows that Seattle and Denver lead the nation in buyer demand even as we head into the typically cooler late fall and winter seasons. Those two markets have more than twice the national average of showings per listing, according to the latest ShowingTime Showing Index®, which also reveals that the South is the only region seeing an uptick from last year.

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YPSILANTI, Mich., Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Two professors from Eastern Michigan University's College of Health and Human Services spoke to Michigan lawmakers in Lansing, advocating for new state laws to protect vulnerable adults with disabilities against online exploitation, abuse, aggression, and bullying.

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NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Global law firm Ropes & Gray announced today that 24 attorneys have been named partners of the firm, effective November 1.

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HOUSTON, Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Sentinel Trust Company, LBA, an independent wealth management firm and $5 billion multi-family office, today announced the appointment of Devangi D. Thakkar, CFA as Vice President, Investment Performance and Reporting Manager, and Foluyinka B. Folowosele, MSA, MBA as Vice President, Accounting Manager to support the company's overall growth.

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DUBLIN, Ohio, Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH) announced today its cancer screening offerings from FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation and Polymedco that can be done either outside of a doctor's office or with less invasive procedures can help combat the increase in cancer-related deaths due to late-stage diagnoses1 from pandemic-related delays.

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BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- M&T Bank Corporation (NYSE: MTB) ("M&T") announced today its plan to provide $43 billion in loans, investments, and other financial support to create greater economic opportunity for low-to-moderate income (LMI) families and neighborhoods, as well as people and communities of color. The bank's five-year Community Growth Plan has been developed in collaboration with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) in conjunction with M&T's proposed acquisition of People's United Financial Inc. (People's United Bank) and will become operational shortly after closing of the transaction.

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NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Transit Wireless, a subsidiary of BAI Communications and leading 5G wireless infrastructure company, joins scores of New Yorkers returning to the office, approaching the transition with careful consideration for employee and customer safety. 

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NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Appway, the leader in onboarding solutions in financial services, today announces the results of a Forrester Research study entitled The Total Economic Impact of Appway's Client Onboarding for Financial Services: The Broker-Dealer Segment. The research shows a staggering 80% reduction in Not In Good Orders (NIGOs), a primary source of inefficiencies and of client frustration, alongside increased productivity and client experience enhancement benefits.

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DALLAS, Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Mohr Partners, Inc., a leading global corporate real estate services firm exclusively focused on representing occupiers & corporations, is pleased to announce that Jason Watt and Peter Berg, both 20-year commercial real estate services veterans, will join Mohr Partners in Washington DC as Managing Partners. Mr. Watt and Mr. Berg recently formed a brokerage partnership after they separately rose to prominent industry roles with top three global corporate real estate firms. The team decided to leverage their corporate real estate and tenant advisory utilizing Mohr Partners' class leading business intelligence, labor analytics and economic incentives consulting platforms.

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CINCINNATI, Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted along with leaders of the Cincinnati Innovation District (CID) and JobsOhio announced today the expansion of the CID. To highlight this growth, Lightship Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to empowering minority-led entrepreneurs across the nation, will establish its headquarters in the CID and convert two properties into world-class collaborative spaces for students, artists, designers, entrepreneurs, and minority-led startups:

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NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Real Estate Software Market - Competitive Analysis, Trends, Challenges, Drivers, and Five Force Analysis" report has been added to Technavio's offering. The real estate software market value is set to grow by USD 3,825.16 billion from 2020 to 2024, progressing at a CAGR of 9%.