Author: Jeff Miller
Here’s How Big Social Security Checks Might Grow in 2023
Jeff Miller on June 8, 2022
The boost in benefits is likely to be even larger than it was for 2022.
How Much Can I Earn Before Hurting My Social Security?
Jeff Miller on November 18, 2021
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?
Jeff Miller on September 23, 2021
Two factors determine how much money is coming to you.
Your Social Security Check Could Grow by This Much in 2022
Russell Settle and Jeff Miller on September 15, 2021
Is your Social Security benefit about to see one of its biggest boosts in 30 years?
Can Congress Still Fix Social Security?
Jeff Miller on July 15, 2021
An expert weighs in on a few ways the government can save the retirement benefits system.
What Inflation Means for Social Security Checks in 2022
Russell Settle and Jeff Miller 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?
Jeff Miller 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?
Jeff Miller 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?
Jeff Miller 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?
Jeff Miller 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?
Jeff Miller 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?
Jeff Miller 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
Jeff Miller 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?
Jeff Miller 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?
Jeff Miller 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?
Jeff Miller 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
Jeff Miller 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
Jeff Miller 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?
Jeff Miller on September 10, 2020
Recent events have put the future of Social Security in doubt. What do the changes mean for you?
Can My Wife Switch Back to a Social Security Spousal Benefit?
Jeff Miller on June 18, 2020
Life expectancy determines optimal claiming strategy.
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