Why You Must Sign Up for a Social Security Account Now
Why You Must Sign Up for a Social Security Account Now

on January 21, 2021

Planning to retire early, or simply wondering about future spousal benefits? Here’s why you need to register for this account today.

Why Is There No Inflation Adjustment With My Social Security?
Why Is There No Inflation Adjustment With My Social Security?

on January 7, 2021

A widow was told her benefit will not include a COLA. She wonders why.

Your Top 5 Social Security Questions of the Year
Your Top 5 Social Security Questions of the Year

on January 7, 2021

These queries about Social Security retirement benefits drew the most attention from our readers in 2020.

Am I Eligible for My Mother’s Social Security Benefit?
Am I Eligible for My Mother’s Social Security Benefit?

on December 17, 2020

Can an adult daughter tap into her late mother’s benefit?

Will Waiting Until 70 to Claim Social Security Help My Wife?
Will Waiting Until 70 to Claim Social Security Help My Wife?

on December 10, 2020

Using the right strategy depends on fully understanding of how “spousal benefits” work.

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 December 3, 2020

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

Can a Divorced Widow Claim Her First Husband’s Social Security Benefits?
Can a Divorced Widow Claim Her First Husband’s Social Security Benefits?

on November 26, 2020

The rules are complicated when it comes to eligibility for survivors benefits.

Can a Twice-Divorced Woman Claim Social Security Survivors Benefits?
Can a Twice-Divorced Woman Claim Social Security Survivors Benefits?

on November 12, 2020

Understanding survivors benefits rules is the key to getting the most from your benefit.

Does Being Married Less Than 10 Years Impact Social Security Benefits?
Does Being Married Less Than 10 Years Impact Social Security Benefits?

on November 5, 2020

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

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.

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