Financial Assets Are Taking Center Stage for Future Retirees  — ThinkAdvisor

“Retirees are becoming more dependent on financial assets to maintain their standard of living because of the shift in retirement savings from defined benefit pensions to defined contribution plans and because Social Security is expected to replace a smaller share…

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The “New” Retirement Landscape  — Inc.

Most people know that the average life expectancy for Americans has increased more than 30% over the 80+ years that Social Security has been around. On the one hand, that’s great. On the other hand–the financial planning hand–that could be…

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Social Security benefits for non-citizens  — Motley Fool

There is a lot of emotion surrounding this topic, but it is true that certain people who are not U.S. citizens can, in fact, get Social Security benefits.That does not include anyone who is in this country illegally, even if…

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Fixing Social Security–A Contrast in Approaches  — The Motley Fool

It’s fairly common knowledge these days that Social Security is steadily moving toward a problem. That problem involves the program’s long-term solvency, and specifically the projected depletion of the trust fund reserves that will begin compensating for the shortfall in…

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Survivor Benefits: 82% Reportedly Did Not Receive Adequate Advice  — InvestmentNews

An audit report issued by the Acting Inspector General of the Social Security Administration’s Office of the Inspector General two days ago found that surviving spouses dually eligible for both survivor benefits and retirement benefits on their own earnings records are…

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“Ask Rusty – Working Internationally and Social Security”

Dear Rusty:  For a number of years I lived and worked in Germany. I paid into their version of social security. As far as I know I will be eligible to receive German benefits either in a lump sum or…

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