Managing Healthcare Costs with Social Security
Planning for retirement can be difficult with all of the unknowns, and the saying doesn’t go “the best laid plans of men always go perfectly right.” There will be extra costs in retirement that you had not planned for. Most of these surprised costs will be medical related expenses. This could cut in to your Social Security benefits to the tune of 26% of your total benefits each year. That is far from a manageable amount if you rely on Social Security as a primary or sole source of income in your later years. It is important to note that you will have costs such as this sneak up on you in retirement and you need to be prepared for them. For more information on this topic, visit this article by Dan McGrath with CNBC.