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.

These Simple Changes Might Save You Thousands in Social Security Benefits
These Simple Changes Might Save You Thousands in Social Security Benefits

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.

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?

Will I Get a Social Security Benefit Bump If My Spouse Dies?
Will I Get a Social Security Benefit Bump If My Spouse Dies?

on March 20, 2020

Playing the Social Security “game” well is the key to locking up the biggest 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?

The Top 5 Social Security Questions of the Year — and the Answers
The Top 5 Social Security Questions of the Year — and the Answers

on January 26, 2020

These queries about Social Security retirement benefits drew the most attention from our readers in 2019.

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?

Will My Heirs Benefit If I Take Social Security Early?
Will My Heirs Benefit If I Take Social Security Early?

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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