Will My Wife’s Social Security Benefit Increase When I Turn 67?
Will My Wife’s Social Security Benefit Increase When I Turn 67?

on October 15, 2020

A reader wonders whether his wife has to wait to get bigger benefits. Our expert has good news.

Can I Add a Survivor’s Benefit to My Social Security Check?
Can I Add a Survivor’s Benefit to My Social Security Check?

on October 8, 2020

The rules for survivor’s benefits can be confusing.

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?

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

on September 3, 2020

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

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 Qualify for the Maximum Ex-Spousal Social Security Benefit?
Will I Qualify for the Maximum Ex-Spousal Social Security Benefit?

on August 13, 2020

Different rules for claiming apply, depending on the year you were born.

Will the ‘One-Half’ Rule Slash My Social Security Benefit?
Will the ‘One-Half’ Rule Slash My Social Security Benefit?

on August 6, 2020

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

on March 21, 2020

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

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