Senior worker
How Much Can I Earn Before Hurting My Social Security?

on November 18, 2021

Knowing when to retire and when to begin claiming benefits comes down to understanding yourself — and your finances.

Senior woman relaxing at home
Will I Get My Ex-Husband’s Social Security When He Dies?

on September 23, 2021

Two factors determine how much money is coming to you.

Reflective middle-aged woman
Can Congress Still Fix Social Security?

on July 15, 2021

An expert weighs in on a few ways the government can save the retirement benefits system.

Senior woman counting money in front of piggy bank
What Inflation Means for Social Security Checks in 2022

and on May 14, 2021

Recent inflation figures were ugly. Here’s what they hint about the next Social Security benefits adjustment.

Pensive man holding his chin in thought
Will Social Security Benefits Be There for You?

on April 15, 2021

The upcoming Social Security annual report might provide important clues about the program’s future.

Portrait of a happy senior couple
If My Spouse Dies, Can I Get Her Social Security?

on April 8, 2021

If a spouse dies, will the survivor collect the other’s share in addition to his or her own?

Senior woman
Can I Switch to Spousal Social Security Benefits When My Ex Dies?

on April 1, 2021

Knowing when to claim can help you maximize benefits.

Happy senior couple in the kitchen
Can a Spouse Who Hasn’t Worked Get 50% of My Social Security Benefit?

on March 4, 2021

Waiting until age 70 to claim your benefit is often wise, but not always.

Senior couple in the car
Will It Help — or Hurt — If I Wait to Take My Social Security Benefit?

on February 11, 2021

Some educated guesses can help you zero in on the right strategy.

An older woman working on a laptop
Will My Social Security Benefit Grow If I Work After Age 70?

on February 4, 2021

A Social Security representative says you cannot boost benefits after age 70. But is that true?

Middle-aged couple at a computer
Why You Must Sign Up for a Social Security Account Now

on January 21, 2021

Planning to retire early, or simply wondering about future spousal benefits? Here’s why you need to register for this account today.

Sad senior
Why Is There No Inflation Adjustment With My Social Security?

on January 7, 2021

A widow was told her benefit will not include a COLA. She wonders why.

Retired couple
Will Waiting Until 70 to Claim Social Security Help My Wife?

on December 10, 2020

Using the right strategy depends on fully understanding of how “spousal benefits” work.

Senior woman
Can a Divorced Widow Claim Her First Husband’s Social Security Benefits?

on November 26, 2020

The rules are complicated when it comes to eligibility for survivors benefits.

Senior couple
These Simple Changes Might Save You Thousands in Social Security Benefits

on October 1, 2020

The government’s poor choice of words might cost you a lot of money. Here’s a suggestion for fixing that.

Concerned senior
Will Social Security Be There for Me in the Future?

on September 10, 2020

Recent events have put the future of Social Security in doubt. What do the changes mean for you?

Happy older couple
Can My Wife Switch Back to a Social Security Spousal Benefit?

on June 18, 2020

Life expectancy determines optimal claiming strategy.

Senior woman at home
Should I Claim Social Security Now Due to the Coronavirus?

on April 16, 2020

The pandemic has trapped workers at home. How does that impact Social Security claiming decisions?

Older worker
How Will a Part-Time Job Impact My Social Security Benefits?

on April 2, 2020

Working part time in retirement before claiming benefits may have an unexpected downside.

Older couple
Will I Get a Social Security Benefit Bump If My Spouse Dies?

on March 20, 2020

Playing the Social Security “game” well is the key to locking up the biggest benefit.

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