Senior woman at home
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?

Older worker
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.

Older couple
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.

Happy senior
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?

Retired couple with money
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.

Senior woman with no money
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.

Senior woman working
Can My Spouse Work Longer and Increase Her Social Security?

on October 10, 2019

Making the wrong choice could reduce your benefit forever.

Senior worker
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?

Surprised senior holding a smartphone
Are Social Security Representatives Ever Wrong?

on August 22, 2019

There are two reasons the experts might give you bad advice.

Happy retiree
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?

American worker
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.

Happy older couple
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.

Senior couple enjoying breakfast
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.

Happy retired couple
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?

Social Security Q&A: What Will My Spouse Get If I Die?
Social Security Q&A: What Will My Spouse Get If I Die?

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.

Senior Couple Selfie
Social Security Q&A: Can My Wife Collect Her Spousal Benefit Before I Collect?

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.

Woman holding money
Social Security Q&A: Should We Wait to Claim Benefits?

on February 14, 2019

Delaying your Social Security benefits often makes sense, but beware the trade-offs.

Senior woman
Social Security Q&A: Can I Claim Widow’s Benefits at 60?

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.

Senior Couple Beach
Social Security Q&A: Will This Strategy Get Us More Benefits?

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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