“Unretiring” Has Become an Option for Many Dealing With the Economy…But be Careful!

We’re in a pretty tough economy right now, and the outlook for the near term doesn’t look promising. As a result, and perhaps spurred on by the constant barrage of “help wanted” postings and cries of “worker shortages” we hear…

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Envisioning and Defining Retirement

With all the financial and economic doom and gloom news, many retirees and pre-retirees are questioning their retirement plans. However, the media focuses on how to save for retirement, not how to spend in retirement. Jamie Hopkins uses the term…

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Social Security retirement earnings test

The current economic conditions have many retirees thinking about returning to the workforce. First, you can get Social Security retirement or survivor benefits and work. However, if you’re younger than full retirement age and earn more than a specific dollar…

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The real price tag to claiming Social Security too early

New research from economists at Boston University and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta found many retirees are making a strategic mistake that can cost them tens of thousands of dollars in lifetime benefits by claiming their Social Security benefits…

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The Social Security Expansion Act

The Social Security Expansion Act (H.R. 8005) was introduced on June 9th by U.S. Rep Peter DeFazio (D-Ore). The purpose of this bill is to enhance Social Security benefits and ensure the long-term solvency of the Social Security program. Among…

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Ask Rusty – Can A Working Widow Collect Survivor Benefits?

Dear Rusty: I’m 63 and still employed. My husband passed away 7 years ago at the age of 58. Am I able to collect my husband’s Social Security while I’m still working? Signed: Working Widow Dear Working Widow: Technically at…

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