Author: Jeff Miller
Jeff Miller on November 14, 2019
A widow wonders why she was told her benefit will not include a cost-of-living increase.
Jeff Miller on October 10, 2019
Making the wrong choice could reduce your benefit forever.
Jeff Miller 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.
Jeff Miller on August 29, 2019
If you go back to work after collecting benefits, can you avoid paying additional Social Security taxes?
Jeff Miller on August 8, 2019
Do you have to wait till your ex reaches full retirement age to get full spousal benefits?
Jeff Miller 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.
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 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 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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