relaxed retirees
Social Security Q&A: How Do Survivor Benefits Work?

on December 6, 2018

If your spouse dies, you can collect 100 percent of his or her Social Security. However, the rules get complicated if you remarry.

Senior Woman
Social Security Q&A: Will My Benefits Be Taxed?

on November 22, 2018

Concerned about having your Social Security taxed? If not, maybe you should be.

Senior black couple
Social Security Q&A: What’s ‘File and Suspend,’ and Should I Do It?

on November 8, 2018

The right Social Security claiming strategy can get you thousands of dollars more in lifetime benefits. Some strategies no longer work, but others do.

Senior Woman Angry
Social Security Q&A: I’m Losing Social Security Because I’m Working

on October 25, 2018

It doesn’t seem fair: You take Social Security, then it gets reduced because you choose to keep working. But learn the rules, and it’s not as bad as you think.

Senior Couple Beach
Social Security Q&A: What’s the Best Strategy to Get the Highest Benefit?

on October 11, 2018

One strategy to increase Social Security benefits is to claim spousal benefits at retirement age, then claim your own benefits after reaching age 70. Does it work?

Senior man
Social Security Q&A: My Wife Isn’t Eligible — Can She Still Claim as a Spouse?

on September 13, 2018

Even if your spouse never contributed to Social Security, he or she can still receive retirement benefits.

Couple Elderly w Papers
Social Security Q&A: When Should My Ill Spouse Start Taking Benefits?

on August 30, 2018

Deciding when to start taking Social Security? Don’t forget to consider your spouse. Here’s why.

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