What you need to know about spousal benefits in 2017

Chances are, one spouse may not have worked as many years or earned as much as the other spouse.  Or, in some cases, a spouse may not have worked at all but rather has been a stay-at-home parent.  This is where Social Security’s Spousal Benefits play a crucial role in any couple’s retirement planning, for the spousal benefit amount can vary greatly depending upon when it is claimed. This article by Matthew Frankel appears at Madison.com and provides all you need to know about spousal benefits in 2017.  Click here to read more.

Foundation logoAlso, if you’re unsure about how these basics apply to you, or if you have any questions about your individual situation under Social Security, note that the AMAC Foundation provides a free-to-the-public service to help Americans navigate the complexities of this program. Learn more about it here…

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