Belfast fraud victim: They took £4k from my bank account in a few hours... I never thought it would happen to me BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A victim of fraud. Not a club I ever wanted to be a part of but it's one I found myself in exactly a week ago. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/belfast-fraud-victim-they-took-4k-from-my-bank-account-in-a-few-hours-i-never-thought-it-would-happen-to-me-37358410.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37358966.ece/80347/AUTOCROP/h342/_K4175-_Read-Only_.jpg Email A victim of fraud. Not a club I ever wanted to be a part of but it's one I found myself in exactly a week ago. A quick lunchtime shopping trip in Belfast city centre led to the discovery that I, like so many others, had been scammed. When police say scams can happen to anyone, they really mean anyone. I just never thought that it would happen to me. Yes I have had friends who have suffered a similar fate and there is probably very little any … [Read more...] about Belfast fraud victim: They took £4k from my bank account in a few hours… I never thought it would happen to me
When can i start withdrawing from my 401k
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Robert Weisman Globe Staff September 25, 2018 Don Mitchell loves his job as a software engineer, has no plans to retire, and doesn’t turn 60 till next March. But he’s already begun pondering a weighty question facing most Americans in their early 60s: when to begin collecting Social Security benefits.That question might seem straightforward if you haven’t started looking into it. But there are enough wrinkles and curveballs to warrant careful consideration.The age when Uncle Sam will begin paying you full benefits — the “full retirement age” — used to be 65, but now it’s 66 or 67, depending on when you were born. Advertisement You can collect reduced monthly benefits as early as 62. Or you can wait until as late as 70 and receive more, but you’ll need money from another source to tide you over. Get … [Read more...] about Big question looming for 60-somethings: When should I start taking Social Security?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Robin Abrahams August 24, 2018 Need advice? Submit questions for Miss Conduct here. I have a colleague whose moodiness is affecting our workplace. Sometimes he’s pleasant, but other times he just goes silent, and he can also be hostile. I personally often feel as if I’ve been judged and found lacking. The silent treatment is the worst; it’s like I am not even worthy of basic politeness. I find myself wanting to give tit for tat, but that could make things worse. I also don’t want to go whining to the manager every time a pall hangs over his cubicle. Is there a way to address this, short of quitting? J.H. / Boston The person you need to address this with is not your colleague or your boss. It’s yourself.On some level, you seem to understand that your colleague’s behavior is about him and his own struggles. But you’re still … [Read more...] about Advice: How can I get along with my grumpy co-worker?
1. Up and at it – what is your morning routine? It's an awful habit and I wish I didn't do it, but upon wakening up, I always reach for my phone and check my emails and watch people's Instagram stories. My hubby leaves the house at seven o'clock to head off to work so I'm usually awake by then and if I don't get up shortly after that, I end up with a cat paw on my face. This prompts me to get up and give Doogie (my cat) his breakfast. I like eating breakfast by myself, usually watching some rubbish on YouTube at the same time. It's MY time. Don't talk to me while I'm eating my breakfast or I will destroy you with a dirty look. Actually. 2. What might you eat in a typical working day for... Breakfast? I will either have scrambled eggs on toast or poached eggs on toast, depending on how fancy I feel. Sometimes I'll get really fancy and smash some avocado on the toast. Lunch? This is really bad, but unless I'm actually meeting someone for lunch, I'll probably forget to have it. I'll … [Read more...] about Jayne Wisener: In London I didn’t know anyone, I spent most of my time walking around and didn’t eat properly
ONCE, retirement was straight forward. You built up a reasonable fund of money and bought an income for life through an annuity. It was guaranteed and you had a few choices to think of - a rising or flat income; guaranteed length of time after death; and spouse's or children's benefits were the key items to consider. Those days of guarantees have gone with the plummet in annuity rates. Annuity rates are currently 29 per cent below 2008 levels alone.Pensioners moved to protect their income by deferring taking an annuity and allowing their capital to be invested and grow a little longer before potentially buying an annuity at a later date. This plan benefits the pensioner as annuity rates increase with age.Many pensioners moved their pot of money to a product called income drawdown which allowed them to leave the capital invested, but take a smaller ‘income' which came from their remaining pot.You can also take 25 per cent of the pot of money as a tax free cash lump sum if you are … [Read more...] about How much can I withdraw from my pension?