Happy Thanksgiving From the AMAC Foundation!

“Perhaps no custom reveals our character as a Nation so clearly as our celebration of Thanksgiving Day. Rooted deeply in our Judeo-Christian heritage, the practice of offering thanksgiving underscores our unshakable belief in God as the foundation of our Nation…

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Many people chose to retire early during the pandemic but…

The COVID pandemic wreaked havoc on many people’s lives and caused financial hardship for millions of Americans. However, according to a recent Seattle Times report, “many people chose to retire early during the pandemic but surprisingly decided to put off…

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Why Social Security is underfunded—and why it matters

The Social Security program protects against the loss of earnings due to retirement, death, or disability. The financial operations of this program are handled through the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) and Disability Insurance (DI) Trust Funds. Both funds are…

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Potential new challenges as a retiree

According to United Nations, the average life expectancy in the United States is 78.9 years. What does this mean to your retirement? A longer life expectancy means your retirement could last 20 years or more, and without proper financial planning…

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Would You Share Your Home To Earn Income in Retirement?

Social Security replaces just 40% of pre-retirement income.  Financial planners and experts have advised for years that savings and pensions (or 401k plans) are needed to make up the difference so people can enjoy a fruitful retirement over mere existence.  Gabrielle…

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“Ask Rusty – Should I Take My Widower Benefit Now?”

Dear Rusty: I lost my wife 7 years ago. I was told that I could possibly collect 30 to 35% of her benefit as a widower benefit when I turned 60. I will be 61 soon. Would it make sense…

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