It's December, when Congress typically passes a last-minute package of temporary tax breaks, sparing millions of businesses and individuals from unwanted tax increases just weeks before the start of filing season.
Asian stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday as improved manufacturing in Japan offset weak Chinese data. The addition of the yuan to the IMF's basket of globally important currencies bolstered confidence China is making progress with financial and economic liberalization.
When I qualified for Social Security I asked about my ex-husband's benefit and they said I was only entitled to it after he died. Yet everything I read about that does not say he has to have died. Could you please clarify when I qualify for his benefit? Do I get the full amount or half? Do I get mine plus the amount that would bring it up to his amount? I look forward to your response because when I look on Social Security's website it's unclear and like a foreign language.