When Can I Claim a Social Security Spousal Supplement?
When Can I Claim a Social Security Spousal Supplement?

on July 9, 2020

Making the wrong decision can prove costly.

Will My Husband’s Earnings Wreck My Social Security Check?
Will My Husband’s Earnings Wreck My Social Security Check?

on June 11, 2020

A reader wonders if the Social Security earnings test will help or hurt her benefits payment.

Can My Wife Claim Social Security Spousal Benefits When I Retire?
Can My Wife Claim Social Security Spousal Benefits When I Retire?

on June 4, 2020

This week’s question underscores how asking for a little help can put more money in your pocket.

Does It Really Matter When I Claim Social Security Benefits?
Does It Really Matter When I Claim Social Security Benefits?

on May 21, 2020

Some people say it doesn’t matter at what age you decide to claim. They are wrong.

Did a Social Security Staffer Give Me Bad — and Costly — Advice?
Did a Social Security Staffer Give Me Bad — and Costly — Advice?

on May 14, 2020

A Social Security representative breaks some bad news. But is he telling the truth?

What Happens to My Spouse If I Die Before Claiming Social Security?
What Happens to My Spouse If I Die Before Claiming Social Security?

on May 7, 2020

It’s important to think about survivor’s benefits before deciding when to claim Social Security.

How Do I Use ‘Restricted Application’ to Get More Social Security?
How Do I Use ‘Restricted Application’ to Get More Social Security?

on April 9, 2020

A woman hopes to squeeze the most out of her spousal benefit.

Will This Retirement Perk Ruin My Social Security Spousal Benefit?
Will This Retirement Perk Ruin My Social Security Spousal Benefit?

on March 15, 2020

An unsparing provision might strip a woman of her spousal benefit.

Can I Piggyback on My Ex-Wife’s Social Security Benefit?
Can I Piggyback on My Ex-Wife’s Social Security Benefit?

on February 20, 2020

Being divorced has some advantages when it comes to claiming Social Security benefits.

Can a Homemaker Get Social Security Benefits?
Can a Homemaker Get Social Security Benefits?

on February 13, 2020

When is a homemaker eligible for Social Security — and how much will she get?

Why Is My Pension Killing My Social Security Benefit?
Why Is My Pension Killing My Social Security Benefit?

on January 26, 2020

A reader says the government is penalizing him for having a pension. Is he right?

How Much of My Social Security Benefit Can My Ex Take From Me?
How Much of My Social Security Benefit Can My Ex Take From Me?

on December 29, 2019

A man wonders if his ex-wife will siphon away his Social Security benefit.

Can My Wife Use My Social Security Benefits While Letting Hers Grow?
Can My Wife Use My Social Security Benefits While Letting Hers Grow?

on December 12, 2019

Your self-discipline in not uttering three little words helps determine whether you can use a key claiming strategy.

Can I Take a Spousal Benefit Without Triggering My Own Social Security?
Can I Take a Spousal Benefit Without Triggering My Own Social Security?

on November 21, 2019

A husband and wife want to get creative with how they claim Social Security retirement benefits. Can they do so?

When Should I Collect Social Security Survivor’s Benefits?
When Should I Collect Social Security Survivor’s Benefits?

on November 7, 2019

Grabbing benefits earlier can make sense — but you’ll pay a price.

How Does the ’10-Year Rule’ Impact Social Security Benefits?
How Does the ’10-Year Rule’ Impact Social Security Benefits?

on October 27, 2019

Social Security rules can be confusing. A little inexpensive help can straighten things out.

If My Spouse Waits Till Age 70 to Claim Social Security, Will It Help Me?
If My Spouse Waits Till Age 70 to Claim Social Security, Will It Help Me?

on October 3, 2019

Making decisions about Social Security often becomes a two-person affair.

Will Claiming Half My Wife’s Social Security Benefit Cost Her Money?
Will Claiming Half My Wife’s Social Security Benefit Cost Her Money?

on September 12, 2019

Even experts can make mistakes when mapping Social Security options.

Can We Claim Social Security Benefits Retroactively?
Can We Claim Social Security Benefits Retroactively?

on September 5, 2019

A couple were unaware of their right to a bigger benefit. Can they ask for a do-over?

Social Security Q&A: Will the ‘One-Half’ Rule Slash My Benefit?
Social Security Q&A: Will the ‘One-Half’ Rule Slash My Benefit?

on July 25, 2019

Your birthdate determines whether you can use a lucrative Social Security strategy.

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