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Saving for Retirement  — CBS Philly

Most Americans are grossly underestimating how much they should save for retirement. Many assume that Social Security will be enough to fill in any shortcomings in their retirement savings, but this is not true. The average retiree will need 70%…

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Your Taxes in Retirement  — The Motley Fool

Many people heading in to retirement don’t realize that they could be taxed on their benefits. Although this does not affect everyone, those it does affect may not know just how much the taxes will hit them. There is a…

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How to File for Benefits  — The Motley Fool

The Social Security system is a convoluted and difficult thing to navigate. This could cause problems because it could make quite the difference in your monthly checks depending on how you file. The most common mistakes when filing stem from…

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Facts About Social Security  — The Motley Fool

Most people barely know the basics about Social Security, even among those whose job revolves around the system. We all hear the bad news from Social Security, everything from fraud to identity theft, but for many Social Security is an…

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Delaying Your Claim to Social Security: An Analysis

In an article titled “Does delaying Social Security make sense?” posted on personal.vanguard.com, analyst Colleen Jaconetti offers a statistical look at the long-term effects of delaying Social Security. Her analysis presents combined benefits for married couples at several key intervals, including…

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“How do I change my gender on Social Security’s records?”

 Answer:  To change your gender on Social Security’s records: Step 1: Gather documents proving your: Identity We can accept only certain documents as proof of identity. An acceptable document must be current (not expired) and show your name, identifying information (date…

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