Average Social Security Benefits Examined  — Motley Fool

When to claim Social Security benefits is one of the most frequently-asked questions posed by folks approaching age 62. And it isn’t an easy question to answer, due to the personal variables that come in to play. Still, it can…

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The Average Cost of Retirement? It Might Surprise you!  — ThinkAdvisor

A new study from Merrill Lynch and Age Wave suggests that the average cost of retirement is closing in on three quarters of a million dollars, far more than the average cost of a home or other major life investments,…

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Test Yourself on Social Security Basics  — Register-Star

While the overall Social Security program can be fairly complex, especially when dealing with issues like spousal benefits, family maximums, and the like, there are a few basics everyone approaching the point where filing for benefits is on the horizon…

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Watch Out for Fraud…It’s That Time Again!  — Patch.com

Tax season and fraud season seem to go hand-in-hand. With the flurry of financial records in the air, it’s also the season that calls for heightened diligence in protecting yourself from the ravages of dishonesty that plague us these days.…

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More Thoughts on Social Security COLA  — TD Ameritrade

The nearly non-existent Cost-of-Living-Adjustment (COLA) awarded to Social Security recipients in 2017 continues to draw attention in the media, as indicated by this piece posted today by TDAmeritrade contributor Dan Rosenberg. His remarks highlight the implications of the COLA calculation…

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“What are the marriage requirements to receive Social Security spouse’s benefits?”

Answer: Generally, you must be married for one year before you can get spouse’s benefits. However, if you are the parent of your spouse’s child, the one-year rule does not apply. The same is true if you were entitled (or potentially…

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