Why Is There No Inflation Adjustment With My Social Security Benefit?
Why Is There No Inflation Adjustment With My Social Security Benefit?

on November 14, 2019

A widow wonders why she was told her benefit will not include a cost-of-living increase.

Can My Spouse Work Longer and Increase Her Social Security?
Can My Spouse Work Longer and Increase Her Social Security?

on October 10, 2019

Making the wrong choice could reduce your benefit forever.

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

on September 19, 2019

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

Can I Escape Taxes While Collecting Social Security?
Can I Escape Taxes While Collecting Social Security?

on August 29, 2019

If you go back to work after collecting benefits, can you avoid paying additional Social Security taxes?

Are Social Security Representatives Ever Wrong?
Are Social Security Representatives Ever Wrong?

on August 22, 2019

There are two reasons the experts might give you bad advice.

Can I Claim Full Social Security Benefits Before My Ex Does?
Can I Claim Full Social Security Benefits Before My Ex Does?

on August 8, 2019

Do you have to wait till your ex reaches full retirement age to get full spousal benefits?

What If I Die Before I Collect Social Security?
What If I Die Before I Collect Social Security?

on August 1, 2019

If you die before reaching the age you can collect Social Security, can your spouse get what would have gone to you?

Social Security Q&A: The One Thing Every Worker Should Do Now
Social Security Q&A: The One Thing Every Worker Should Do Now

on July 18, 2019

A woman wonders when she and her husband should file for benefits. The answer to their question offers a lesson for every worker.

Social Security Q&A: Is a Benefit ‘Do-Over’ Still an Option for Me?
Social Security Q&A: Is a Benefit ‘Do-Over’ Still an Option for Me?

on June 20, 2019

Social Security offers some folks a rare opportunity. But there is a drawback.

Social Security Q&A: How Will a Part-Time Job Impact My Benefits?
Social Security Q&A: How Will a Part-Time Job Impact My Benefits?

on June 6, 2019

Working part time in retirement has an overlooked downside.

Social Security Q&A: Am I Taking My Benefit Too Soon?
Social Security Q&A: Am I Taking My Benefit Too Soon?

on May 23, 2019

Wondering whether to take your Social Security benefit early? Your spouse’s situation can clarify if the move is right for you.

Social Security Q&A: Are We Eligible for ‘Free Spousal Benefits’?
Social Security Q&A: Are We Eligible for ‘Free Spousal Benefits’?

on May 9, 2019

One claiming procedure can boost Social Security benefits. But not everyone can use it.

Social Security Q&A: Will I Get a Benefit ‘Bump’ if My Spouse Dies?
Social Security Q&A: Will I Get a Benefit ‘Bump’ if My Spouse Dies?

on May 2, 2019

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

Social Security Q&A: When Should My Husband Claim Spousal Benefits?
Social Security Q&A: When Should My Husband Claim Spousal Benefits?

on April 11, 2019

Claiming strategies can grow more complicated when spousal benefits are involved — such as in this circumstance.

Social Security Q&A: Can Unearned Income Hurt My Wife’s Benefit?
Social Security Q&A: Can Unearned Income Hurt My Wife’s Benefit?

on March 28, 2019

Individual wages earned during retirement can impact Social Security benefits. But what about interest and dividend income?

Social Security Q&A: What Will My Spouse Get If I Die?
Social Security Q&A: What Will My Spouse Get If I Die?

on March 14, 2019

Want to leave your spouse in the best possible financial position if you should die? Here’s how to do it.

Social Security Q&A: Can My Wife Collect Her Spousal Benefit Before I Collect?
Social Security Q&A: Can My Wife Collect Her Spousal Benefit Before I Collect?

on February 28, 2019

If you have a spouse, you have a lot of Social Security claiming choices, especially if the two of you are different ages.

Social Security Q&A: Should We Wait to Claim Benefits?
Social Security Q&A: Should We Wait to Claim Benefits?

on February 14, 2019

Delaying your Social Security benefits often makes sense, but beware the trade-offs.

Social Security Q&A: Can I Claim Widow’s Benefits at 60?
Social Security Q&A: Can I Claim Widow’s Benefits at 60?

on January 31, 2019

Claim a widow’s benefit at 60, and the payout can be reduced for two reasons. Find out what they are.

Social Security Q&A: Will This Strategy Get Us More Benefits?
Social Security Q&A: Will This Strategy Get Us More Benefits?

on January 3, 2019

There are strategies couples can use to get thousands more in Social Security benefits over their lifetimes. One is called “restricted application.” Should you try it?

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