Not Everybody Qualifies for Social Security–But Planning is Critical for Those Who Do!  —

Personal Finance Reporter Alessandra Malito, in a post on, itemizes the 3% of elderly Americans who do not receive Social Security benefits, and also explains the importance for those aging into the program of understanding Social Security and having…

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Planning for Longevity in Retirement  — Wealth Management

Forget the actuarial averages when planning your finances in retirement, says Reuters columnist and Morningstar contributor Mark Miller. With the improved health that so many are enjoying these days, the mortality rates typically used to assess adequacy in an income stream…

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Target-Date Funds: Are They Still the Right Choice for You

When you quit working, you may want to take a closer look at those one-stop portfolios (a.k.a. target-date funds.)  While they may be good options for retirement savers who are building their nest egg, that purpose may change for those…

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Timing is Everything Especially When Filing for Your Social Security Benefits  — KIPLINGER

With most things in life, timing is everything and that is especially true when it comes to filing for your Social Security benefits.  Jane Bennett Clark, Senior Editor for Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, outlines in her column six reasons your…

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Should Social Security’s full retirement age be raised?  — Motley Fool

Most of us are aware that, while Social Security isn’t going bankrupt, action will be needed soon in order for the program to pay full benefits far out into the future.  Current projections are that the Trust Fund will sustain…

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“How do I replace a Social Security card for a child?”

Answer: To replace a Social Security card for a child: Step 1: Gather documents proving your: Child’s Identity; U.S. citizenship if you have not established the child’s U.S. citizenship with us; and Immigration status if the child is not a U.S.…

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