Tag: Social Security Q&A
Russell Settle on October 15, 2020
A reader wonders whether his wife has to wait to get bigger benefits. Our expert has good news.
Russell Settle on October 8, 2020
The rules for survivor’s benefits can be confusing.
Jeff Miller 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.
Jeff Miller on September 17, 2020
The federal government recently released a key statistic that gives clear insight into what next year’s COLA will be.
Jeff Miller on September 10, 2020
Recent events have put the future of Social Security in doubt. What do the changes mean for you?
Russell Settle on September 3, 2020
A couple were unaware of their right to a bigger benefit. Can they ask for a do-over?
Jeff Miller on August 20, 2020
Knowing when to retire and when to begin claiming benefits comes down to understanding yourself — and your finances.
Russell Settle on August 13, 2020
Different rules for claiming apply, depending on the year you were born.
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 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.
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