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Early retirement isn’t always the best move.

As shown in another of today’s Latest News articles, retiring and starting your Social Security benefits early can often be the right choice for many Americans.  But, there are also some drawbacks to starting your golden years early, and you…

Retiring overseas? Your Social Security benefits may be able to follow you

In our global society, many people are choosing to retire abroad, perhaps because they have relatives there or they simply like a special non-US area of the world. But if you’ve earned Social Security from a lot of years working…

Comparing disability payments to your paycheck

If you’re planning to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, you may be wondering how much your benefit would be and how it might compare to that paycheck you were once receiving.  While being approved for SSDI means you’ll…

Most don’t wait until 70 to start Social Security. Here’s why.

Sure, waiting until you’re age 70 to start your Social Security benefits will yield you a much fatter payment; as much as 70% more than you’ll get if you start at age 62.  So why is it that so few people…

Retire early? Or retire later? It depends.

It’s the age old (well, at least since the late 1930’s) Social Security dilemma – what is the right age to start benefits?  The answer is, of course, that it depends on your own personal circumstances.  But according to Social…

Is Your Medicare Advantage Plan Costing You Thousands of Dollars in the Coming Year?

In a recent report by the Urban Institute, by 2055, a median income 65-year-old is expected to receive more in lifetime benefits from Medicare than Social Security. In a separate report by WellCare, found that 62 percent of elderly enrollees…

How to Figure Out How Much to Stash Away for Retirement

Many Americans are not on track to have 10 times their salary saved by the time they retire. However, is that figure based in reality of slow wage growth and high costs of living? The attached article will help you…

Understanding Government Pension Offset

When you receive both your own non-government pension and a Social Security spousal benefit, your Social Security benefit may be reduced by Government Pension Offset (GPO).  Understanding how the GPO will affect any spousal, widow or widower benefit should be…

Is Early Retirement a Possibility for You?

Early retirement is a possibility for some people and Social Security can be a big help toward it.  In the attached article takes a look at why you might want to start collecting Social Security at age 62.  Read article…

No change to standard Medicare premium next year: Good news, or not?

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have revealed that the standard Medicare Part B premium for new enrollees will not change for 2018.  That’s good news, right?  Well, not necessarily for the 70% of Social Security recipients who…

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