What Inflation Means for Social Security Checks in 2022
What Inflation Means for Social Security Checks in 2022

and on May 14, 2021

Recent inflation figures were ugly. Here’s what they hint about the next Social Security benefits adjustment.

Will Social Security Benefits Be There for You?
Will Social Security Benefits Be There for You?

on April 15, 2021

The upcoming Social Security annual report might provide important clues about the program’s future.

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

on April 8, 2021

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

Can I Switch to Spousal Social Security Benefits When My Ex Dies?
Can I Switch to Spousal Social Security Benefits When My Ex Dies?

on April 1, 2021

Knowing when to claim can help you maximize benefits.

Can a Spouse Who Hasn’t Worked Get 50% of My Social Security Benefit?
Can a Spouse Who Hasn’t Worked Get 50% of My Social Security Benefit?

on March 4, 2021

Waiting until age 70 to claim your benefit is often wise, but not always.

Will It Help — or Hurt — If I Wait to Take My Social Security Benefit?
Will It Help — or Hurt — If I Wait to Take My Social Security Benefit?

on February 11, 2021

Some educated guesses can help you zero in on the right strategy.

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 4, 2021

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

Why You Must Sign Up for a Social Security Account Now
Why You Must Sign Up for a Social Security Account Now

on January 21, 2021

Planning to retire early, or simply wondering about future spousal benefits? Here’s why you need to register for this account today.

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

on January 7, 2021

A widow was told her benefit will not include a COLA. She wonders why.

Will Waiting Until 70 to Claim Social Security Help My Wife?
Will Waiting Until 70 to Claim Social Security Help My Wife?

on December 10, 2020

Using the right strategy depends on fully understanding of how “spousal benefits” work.

Can a Divorced Widow Claim Her First Husband’s Social Security Benefits?
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
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
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?
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?
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?
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?
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.

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.

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