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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Make financial decisions based on facts, not fear or misinformation

There is one big decision you’ll make that will affect your retirement: When you start taking Social Security benefits. For some elderly Social Security beneficiaries, 21 percent of married couples and about 45 percent of unmarried persons rely on Social…

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HSAs and holistic financial wellness

An average retired couple age 65 in 2020 may need approximately $295,000 saved (after tax) to cover health care expenses in retirement according to the Fidelity Retiree Health Care Cost Estimate. You may want to consider a Health Savings Account…

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How is Social Security funded? Is the program in trouble?

According to a 2015 Gallup poll, many Americans don’t believe they will receive their full promised Social Security retirement income benefits. With complexity and confusion that surrounds financing of the trust fund, it makes it difficult for individuals to understand…

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The Social Security Solvency Dilemma in Numerical Perspective

As we’ve pointed out in several headline posts on this site over the past few weeks, the 117th Congress will hopefully set a high priority on addressing Social Security’s impending solvency problem. After all, while it’s not a new issue,…

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“Ask Rusty – No Simple Answer to Question on When to Claim Benefits”

Dear Rusty: I’m almost 59 and hope to retire from working soon. Should I take Social Security as soon as possible, or wait for the maximum amount? Signed: Planning Ahead Dear Planning Ahead: I’m afraid there’s no simple answer to…

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