finance http://wkms.org en How to Maximize your Social Security Benefits http://wkms.org/post/how-maximize-your-social-security-benefits <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kiplinger's Personal Finance Editorial Director Kevin </span>McCormally<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> visits </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Sounds Good</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to discuss maximizing social security benefits by addressing such questions as: "Is it better to start claiming social security benefits at age 62, 65 or 70?" "Will social security still be around in 10, 20 or 30 years?" "If you are a veteran, are you allowed to claim Social Security benefits and military benefits?" and "How can you maximize your lifetime retirement income?"</span></p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:30:51 +0000 Kate Lochte 36319 at http://wkms.org How to Maximize your Social Security Benefits Morgan Keegan Settlement Checks on the Way http://wkms.org/post/morgan-keegan-settlement-checks-way <p>The Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions says checks from the recent Morgan Keegan settlement will be mailed today to investors who filed an approved claim. The fund administrator, A.B. Data, will issue 1,930 checks totaling just over $4.5 million to Commonwealth investors. Mon, 05 Nov 2012 13:00:19 +0000 Shelly Baskin & The Associated Press 24090 at http://wkms.org Morgan Keegan Settlement Checks on the Way Jobless Rate Falls Again http://wkms.org/post/jobless-rate-falls-again <p>The Kentucky Office of Unemployment and Training reported Wednesday that the jobless rate for the state fell to 8.6 percent in March, from 8.7 percent in February. The rate was 1.1 percentage points below the March 2011 rate. The March numbers mark the ninth consecutive month the jobless rate has declined. The largest job gains were seen in transportation and utilities with an increase of 1,900 jobs, followed by the leisure and hospitality sector with 1,800. The manufacturing and construction sector both reported job losses in March.</p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 21:27:46 +0000 Drew Adams 17684 at http://wkms.org Jobless Rate Falls Again False Claims Act Would Target Fraud in Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/false-claims-act-would-target-fraud-kentucky <p>Kentucky Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo says he is filing legislation to give whistleblowers strong financial incentive to step forward if state tax dollars are being misused.&nbsp; Stumbo, a Democrat, said Tuesday the False Claims Act would root out fraud and potentially reduce the state&#39;s budget deficit by millions of dollars.&nbsp; He said it would &quot;extend far beyond Medicaid&quot; to be used &quot;anywhere fraud with state tax dollars is taking place.&quot;&nbsp; The federal government created a false claims act in 1986, and several other states now have similar laws.&nbsp; T Wed, 15 Feb 2012 13:04:42 +0000 Todd Hatton 16930 at http://wkms.org