Tag: Social Security Q&A
Russell Settle on August 6, 2020
Your birthdate determines whether you can use a lucrative Social Security strategy.
Jeff Miller on July 16, 2020
Two factors determine how much money is coming to you.
Russell Settle on July 9, 2020
Making the wrong decision can prove costly.
Jeff Miller on July 2, 2020
The government’s poor choice of words might cost you a lot of money. Here’s a suggestion for fixing that.
Jeff Miller on June 18, 2020
Life expectancy determines optimal claiming strategy.
Russell Settle on June 4, 2020
This week’s question underscores how asking for a little help can put more money in your pocket.
Russell Settle on May 21, 2020
Some people say it doesn’t matter at what age you decide to claim. They are wrong.
Russell Settle on May 14, 2020
A Social Security representative breaks some bad news. But is he telling the truth?
Russell Settle on May 7, 2020
It’s important to think about survivor’s benefits before deciding when to claim Social Security.
Jeff Miller on April 16, 2020
The pandemic has trapped workers at home. How does that impact Social Security claiming decisions?
Russell Settle on April 9, 2020
A woman hopes to squeeze the most out of her spousal benefit.
Jeff Miller on April 2, 2020
Working part time in retirement before claiming benefits may have an unexpected downside.
Jeff Miller on March 20, 2020
Playing the Social Security “game” well is the key to locking up the biggest benefit.
Russell Settle on March 15, 2020
An unsparing provision might strip a woman of her spousal benefit.
Russell Settle on February 20, 2020
Being divorced has some advantages when it comes to claiming Social Security benefits.
Money Talks News on January 26, 2020
These queries about Social Security retirement benefits drew the most attention from our readers in 2019.
Russell Settle on January 26, 2020
A reader says the government is penalizing him for having a pension. Is he right?
Jeff Miller on January 23, 2020
A reader believes that taking Social Security early will result in more money for his heirs. Is he right?
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