Tag: Social Security Q&A
Russell Settle on October 3, 2019
Making decisions about Social Security often becomes a two-person affair.
Russell Settle on September 12, 2019
Even experts can make mistakes when mapping Social Security options.
Jeff Miller on August 29, 2019
If you go back to work after collecting benefits, can you avoid paying additional Social Security taxes?
Jeff Miller on August 8, 2019
Do you have to wait till your ex reaches full retirement age to get full spousal benefits?
Jeff Miller on July 18, 2019
A woman wonders when she and her husband should file for benefits. The answer to their question offers a lesson for every worker.
Russell Settle on July 11, 2019
Has there been a divorce in your past? You may be able to claim benefits on your ex’s Social Security.
Russell Settle on June 27, 2019
Trying to get the biggest benefit possible? Early claiming can complicate matters.
Jeff Miller on June 20, 2019
Social Security offers some folks a rare opportunity. But there is a drawback.
Russell Settle on June 13, 2019
Waiting a little while to claim your benefit can pay off handsomely for years to come.
Jeff Miller on May 23, 2019
Wondering whether to take your Social Security benefit early? Your spouse’s situation can clarify if the move is right for you.
Russell Settle on May 16, 2019
An odd quirk in a Social Security formula favors higher-benefit families over lower-benefit families.
Jeff Miller on April 11, 2019
Claiming strategies can grow more complicated when spousal benefits are involved — such as in this circumstance.
Russell Settle on April 4, 2019
A little rule with a funny name can have a big impact on your Social Security benefits.
Jeff Miller on March 28, 2019
Individual wages earned during retirement can impact Social Security benefits. But what about interest and dividend income?
Russell Settle on March 21, 2019
You might be able to collect survivor’s benefits even if your spouse dies before the age of 62. But you must meet a couple of key conditions.
Jeff Miller on March 14, 2019
Want to leave your spouse in the best possible financial position if you should die? Here’s how to do it.
Russell Settle on March 7, 2019
Saying “I do” can have both positive and negative impacts on the size of your monthly Social Security payment.
Jeff Miller on February 28, 2019
If you have a spouse, you have a lot of Social Security claiming choices, especially if the two of you are different ages.
Russell Settle on February 21, 2019
A reader asks whether his wife should start her benefit early, then switch to a spousal benefit after he retires. The answer might surprise you.
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