Author: Jeff Miller
Jeff Miller on June 20, 2019
Social Security offers some folks a rare opportunity. But there is a drawback.
Jeff Miller on June 6, 2019
Working part time in retirement has an overlooked downside.
Jeff Miller 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.
Jeff Miller on May 9, 2019
One claiming procedure can boost Social Security benefits. But not everyone can use it.
Jeff Miller on May 2, 2019
Playing the Social Security “game” well is the key to locking up the biggest benefit.
Jeff Miller on April 18, 2019
If you die before reaching the age you can collect Social Security, can your spouse get what would have gone to you?
Jeff Miller on April 11, 2019
Claiming strategies can grow more complicated when spousal benefits are involved — such as in this circumstance.
Jeff Miller on March 28, 2019
Individual wages earned during retirement can impact Social Security benefits. But what about interest and dividend income?
Jeff Miller 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.
Jeff Miller 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.
Jeff Miller on February 14, 2019
Delaying your Social Security benefits often makes sense, but beware the trade-offs.
Jeff Miller 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.
Jeff Miller on January 17, 2019
If you go back to work after collecting benefits, can you avoid paying additional Social Security taxes?
Jeff Miller 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?
Jeff Miller on December 6, 2018
If your spouse dies, you can collect 100 percent of his or her Social Security. However, the rules get complicated if you remarry.
Jeff Miller on November 8, 2018
The right Social Security claiming strategy can get you thousands of dollars more in lifetime benefits. Some strategies no longer work, but others do.
Jeff Miller on October 25, 2018
It doesn’t seem fair: You take Social Security, then it gets reduced because you choose to keep working. But learn the rules, and it’s not as bad as you think.
Jeff Miller on October 11, 2018
One strategy to increase Social Security benefits is to claim spousal benefits at retirement age, then claim your own benefits after reaching age 70. Does it work?
Jeff Miller on September 27, 2018
A married couple wonders about when to file Social Security benefits. The answer to their question contains a lesson for every American worker.
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