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SSDI’s Compassionate Allowances List Expanded

CDKL5 deficiency disorder, Pitt Hopkins syndrome, primary peritoneal cancer and Richter syndrome have been added to Social Security’s Compassionate Allowances list. This list, which now identifies 237 conditions that help expedite Disability benefits for applicants, can be viewed on the…

The “Retirement Crisis”…More than Just Fixing Social Security

Anyone tuned into the news about America’s retirement system are keenly aware of Social Security’s solvency dilemma and the actions being debated in Congress to fix the problem. But according to Financial Regulation News’ Douglas Clark, the problem is broader than…

If You’re Worried About Running Our of Money in Retirement, Read This!

Many, many folks aging into–or already in–their retirement years share a concern: Your accumulated nest egg may not be substantial enough to carry you the way you’d like. If that’s a concern you have, Robert Powell Editor of TheStreet’s Retirement Daily,…

Understanding Taxes and How They’re Assessed

From Federal Income Taxes to Unemployment Taxes, with Social Security taxes (FICA) in between, the Motley Fool’s Christy Bieber explains what’s taken from your paycheck in an article posted on finance.yahoo.com’s News page. It’s a timely refresher on our tax system, given…

Common Retirement Planning Mistakes…One of them Involves Social Security

Planning for a financially secure retirement is not a simple process…and that’s why so many put it off. Even so, for those who build assumptions into their personal plans, there are several fundamentals that are often misunderstood. Nevin Adams, in a…

The Impact of Immigration on Social Security

Our AMAC Foundation Social Security Advisors often field comments from callers regarding illegal immigration and it’s contribution to Social Security’s financial dilemma. These comments often take the form of hearsay, where our callers rail against “undocumented” immigrants receiving Social Security benefits…

More on When to Retire–A Helpful Chart

The general question of “When should I retire?” is one of the most frequent inquiries fielded by the AMAC Foundation’s Social Security Advisory Service. And while our general first response is, “It depends,” we do spend time discussing the reasons…

Saving for Retirement–Looking Beyond Social Security

If you’ve given substantial thought to maximizing your Social Security benefits, congratulations! Many folks haven’t, so you’re a step ahead of the pack. But what about the rest of your financial strategy for those later years?  Social Security District Manager…

Some Ideas to Lower Living Costs in Retirement

No matter how much you’ve saved for those retirement years, it’s always a good idea to look for ways to shave your living costs during those later years. The Motley Fool’s Maurie Backman, in a post on finance.yahoo.com’s news page, offers some…

The Vulnerabilities Women Face in Retirement

CNBC.com’s Lorie Konsh takes a detailed look at the financial vulnerabilities many women face in retirement years. Whether it’s the impact of spousal benefits, the inability to save adequately, or the impact of multiple marriages, Ms. Konish suggests “… there…

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