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Published: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:10:18 GMT2017-12-16T21:10:18Z

 



For American seniors, obesity is the new smoking

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:10:18 GMT2017-12-16T21:10:18Z

Seniors stopped smoking, and they're life expectancy increased as a result - except now, they're obese instead.



Seniors and the sick would be slammed if Congress scraps medical tax deductions

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:05:26 GMT2017-12-13T16:05:26Z

The Senate version of the tax-reform bill would keep deductions for medical bills, helping the sick and seniors. The House version scraps them altogether.



At Philly-based FS Investments, KKR is in, Blackstone out

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:22:30 GMT2017-12-13T15:22:30Z

FS Investments, which pioneered high-fee business development companies, or BDCs, dropped GSO Blackstone for another private equity giant, KKR. Together they will oversee roughly $24 billion in assets.



Gov. Wolf's bonus ban is a good start for more meaningful reforms | Editorial

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:07:46 GMT2017-12-11T21:07:46Z

Gov. Wolf's reform falls short because it only covers one of the many state agencies that awards grants.



Boomer women reinvent themselves; ElderChicks.com and Apres Group show them how

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:43:37 GMT2017-12-08T10:43:37Z

Thelma Reese, 84, blogs at ElderChicks.com, while ApresGroup.com helps boomer and Gen-X women re-enter the workforce.



To transform VA, Army vet's GetVetsHelp app aims to reduce veterans' suicides

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:14:41 GMT2017-12-07T16:14:41Z

The app GetVetsHelp helps veterans get help for substance abuse to suicide prevention to apartments preventing homelessness. GetVetsHelp can even order a Lyft car for veterans to reach a nearby V.A. hospital.



Philly's leaders need to agree on a plan to make tax deadbeats pay their share | Editorial

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:46:38 GMT2017-12-04T13:46:38Z

Neither Domb nor the administration want to throw people out of their homes. They guarantee that even after strenuous review, if a lien on an owner-occupied home winds up in the pool, it would be pulled out and bond holders would be compensated either by the city putting a new lien in the pool or using cash.



Pay full state and local taxes in 2017, before we lose the deduction in 2018

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:42:36 GMT2017-12-04T13:42:36Z

Defer income this year and give to charity, sell off losing investments or depreciated securities, and pay 2017 state and local tax liabilities in full by Dec. 31. That way, 100 percent of those taxes are deductible on federal tax returns for 2017.