Social Security: Payments to retirees, individuals with disabilities and other beneficiaries will not be affected by the shutdown. Potential furloughs of Social Security Administration employees could make it harder to get questions answered and problems solved. Medicare: Beneficiaries will still be able to get health care services, although doctors and hospitals may have to wait to get paid. The Medicare call center will continue to operate but waits might be longer.
Most Americans will likely see fatter paychecks reflecting lower tax rates. The increases are expected to range from a few dollars per pay period for low-income workers to hundreds of dollars more for top wage earners. But the elimination and curbs on some itemized deductions mean many workers could also pay higher taxes when they file in 2019.
An individual 401(k) account is often a worker’s primary retirement savings vehicle, especially given that many companies have shut down or frozen their traditional defined contribution pension plans. Employees can contribute up to $18,500 a year in 2018 into their company’s 401(k) plan, while those 50 and older can put in up to $24,500 a year. These investments grow tax-free until they are withdrawn, and employers typically match a percentage, essentially providing workers free money.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".