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Here’s How Important Social Security is to the Average American … and You!

(By – Brian Stoffel) This weekend, I hit the limit for idiotic journalism when it comes to writing about retirement in America. One article, purporting to warn about the seven myths that can ruin your retirement, stated that, “Social Security isn’t going…

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Social Security Administration – Honoring Those Who Served

(Source – On Memorial Day, we remember and honor the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  We take a moment to solemnly reaffirm from year to year the national acts of service and…

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Study: 41 percent expect no Social Security benefits

(Source – Americans have major doubts about the financial health of Social Security. A new survey by Pew Research Center finds that 41 percent of Americans think there will be no Social Security benefits for them when they retire…

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Proposed law focuses on the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, says AMAC

(Source – Association of Mature American Citizens) It’s a ‘bold move that merits broad-based support’ The “repeal and replace” movement in Congress got a shot in the arm from Congressman Dr. Tom Price, chairman of the House Budget Committee, who…

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How to Plan for Semi-Retirement

(Source – U.S. News & World report) Tell your friends or family that you’re semi-retired, and you may receive a look of pity or envy. After all, semi-retirement can describe a period of your life in which you’re retired but…

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“My ex-wife is on full disability, has been for years, but will not have reached full retirement age when I do. My question: Since we were married for more than 10 years and have been divorced for more than two years, can I file for a spousal benefit when I reach full retirement at age 66?”

Answer: If your ex-wife weren’t disabled, she would need to be at least 62 ​and you would have to have been divorced for two years or she would have to be collecting her retirement benefit for you to be able to…

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