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Estimate Your Benefits Today for a Secure Tomorrow

(Source: Social Security Administration) Whether you’re retiring soon or you’ll be in the work force for several more years, it is important to prepare for what the future holds. That’s where Social Security comes in.  Continue reading →   Notice: The link…

Retiring Abroad? Here are some things to think about.

If you’re planning to join the more than half million Social Security recipients living their retirement in a foreign country, there are some key planning steps you need to consider. Personal finance writer Darla Mercado, in a post on www.cnbc.com, provides some…

The perils of early retirement for women

With caregiver responsibilities leading the way, there are several key reasons why women file for Social Security benefits at an early age. This, of course, results in lower monthly benefits,,,a problem that surfaces later in life as women outlive men.…

Maximum Social Security Payout

In an article related to today’s “Headline Post,” The Motley Fool’s Dan Caplinger discusses the calculation process for determining Social Security benefits, with a focus on how one can obtain the maximum payout. Read his post here…   Notice: The…

Avoiding the “Never Ending Worklife”

It’s no secret that many previously-retired folks are re-entering the workforce. There’s a pretty constant stream of articles about this “phenomenon,” covering the reasons why, and they range from boredom to the simple fact that Social Security income may not…

Flashback to 1983

Yesterday marked the 35th anniversary of the Social Security Amendments of 1983. Among other adjustments, this legislation ushered in the taxation of Social Security benefits, a move designed to generate additional income for the program. The changes also called for extension…

The Social Security Conundrum Teachers Face

The plight of veteran teachers and their quest to receive adequate retirement benefits arises often in the media. This post by NPR’s Cory Turner provides background on the reasons why Social Security can be scarce for retiring educators, and explains what one…

Sage Retirement Planning Advice for Women

Reuters’ Beth Pinsker examines the pitfalls that women face in planning the financial aspects of their retirement, from filing for benefits too early to leaving the workforce to early, with a couple of related strategies thrown in. Part of the…

Getting More out of Social Security

There are ways to maximize the amount of financial benefit one gets out of Social Security, and they involve some very basic areas of focus for you during your career years. The Motley Fool’s Maurie Backman explains in a post on…

Want to double Your Social Security proceeds? Here’s how.

It’s as simple as changing the point at which you elect to begin receiving your benefits. This article by Kieran Smith, posted on Real Daily, outlines the numerical upside to delaying benefits, including the benefit of deferring from the early retirement…

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