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Social Security Q&A: Do I need a Social Security card for summer job?

Q: Do I need a Social Security card? I want to get a summer job and my dad can't find my card.

A: If you know your number, you probably don't need to get another card. If you find out that you do need a replacement card, the best place to go to find out how to get a replacement is www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber. In some states and the District...Read more

Social Security Q&A: It's safer to leave Social Security card at home

Q: I was told I shouldn't carry my Social Security card around. Is that true?

A: We encourage you to keep your Social Security card at home in a safe place. Don't carry it with you even if you're going to new job or to meet someone who needs it, all they really need is your number -- not your card. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing ...Read more

Is dementia on the decline? Research suggests it might be

Despite fears that the coming silver tsunami will trigger a dementia epidemic, a surprising new study suggests that it may be possible to delay -- or even prevent -- some kinds of dementia.

Dementia rates in the United States dropped by 44 percent from the late 1970s to 2010, according to the Boston University study.

In addition, the average ...Read more