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

on July 2, 2020

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

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

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?

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.

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

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