Want a bigger Social Security check? Here’s how
If you’ve been paying attention at all to the news, you know by know that the 2018 COLA increase of 2% probably isn’t going to mean a big jump in your monthly Social Security payment, if anything at all. But there are ways to make sure your benefit is a bit more than it might otherwise be, if you put a little careful thought into when you file for benefits, how taxes will affect them, and how spouses and survivors are treated under the program. This Motley Fool article by Wendy Connick describes 3 ways to make your Social Security benefits bigger. Click here to read more.