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Get a head start on your Social Security planning

There are few Americans who won’t be relying on their Social Security benefits for an important part of their retirement income; for the majority, Social Security represents about 40% of their monthly retirement pay, and for some it represents as…

Incorporating Social Security Into Your Retirement Planning

For many people Social Security is major component of their retirement planning. So it’s important to know how much you can expect from Social Security, when you should plan to start taking benefits, and how much tax you can expect…

Social Security is a crucial piece of your retirement plan

Social Security is probably one of the most important and financially stable pieces of any retirement plan, but far too many people don’t take the time or make the effort to explore all of their options before deciding to apply…

Your retirement is on the horizon: How do you imagine it?

Baby boomers approaching retirement – those in their 50’s, 60’s and even 70’s – have some pretty essential decisions to make about how they see the next phase of their life going.  Will they continue to work in their chosen…

Is it Medicare or Medicaid?

A lot of people have a difficult time understanding the difference between Medicare and Medicaid. Both programs begin with the letter “M.” They’re both health insurance programs run by the government. People often ask questions about what Medicare and Medicaid…

Social Security’s Declining Purchasing Power

According to reports from the Senior Citizens League, Social Security’s purchasing power has dropped by 30% since 2000, basically as a result the program’s cost-of-living adjustments’ inability to keep pace with inflation in categories particularly critical to seniors. This situation is largely…

Social Security: The More You Know, The Better You Can Plan

To say that America’s Social Security System is complex is somewhat of an understatement, since there are over 2700 separate rules governing benefits and an extraordinary number of variations on how and when to file for benefits. Understanding these instructions…

How Social Security Program is Funded and How Much The Average Worker will Owe in 2018

Even with $2.89 trillion in asset reserves as of the end of September 2017, Social Security Board of Trustees predict that Social Security’s Trust will begin paying out more in benefits than it’s collecting in revenue by 2022. However, due…

Is Waiting Until age 70 to file for Your Social Security Benefits Right for You?

Social Security Administration states 62 percent of retired workers who are currently receiving benefits count on their monthly check for at least half their income and another 34 percent rely on it for practically all of their monthly income. With…

Avoiding Gray Divorce in Retirement

In a 2017 report from the Pew Research Center found gray divorce – divorce after age 50- increased 109 percent from 1990 to 2015. Some couples who stay together may find their remaining years marked by conflict. However, spousal conflict…

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