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.

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.

Social Security Checks Likely to Grow This Much in 2021

on September 17, 2020

The federal government recently released a key statistic that gives clear insight into what next year’s COLA will be.

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?

How Much Can I Earn Before Hurting My Social Security Benefit?

on August 20, 2020

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

Will I Get My Ex-Husband’s Social Security When He Dies?

on July 16, 2020

Two factors determine how much money is coming to you.

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

on June 18, 2020

Life expectancy determines optimal claiming strategy.

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?

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.

If My Spouse Dies, Can I Get Her Social Security?

on March 21, 2020

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

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.

Will My Social Security Benefit Grow If I Work After Age 70?

on February 6, 2020

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

Will My Heirs Benefit If I Take Social Security Early?

on January 23, 2020

A reader believes that taking Social Security early will result in more money for his heirs. Is he right?

Are We Eligible for ‘Free’ Social Security Spousal Benefits?

on January 9, 2020

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

Which 2 Decisions Might Reduce My Social Security Income?

on December 26, 2019

Two aspects of Social Security claiming can have a big impact on how much money you get each month.

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?

on October 10, 2019

Making the wrong choice could reduce your benefit forever.

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?

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?

on August 8, 2019

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

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