Tag: Social Security Q&A
Jeff Miller on February 14, 2019
Delaying your Social Security benefits often makes sense, but beware the trade-offs.
Jeff Miller on January 31, 2019
Claim a widow’s benefit at 60, and the payout can be reduced for two reasons. Find out what they are.
Russell Settle on January 24, 2019
What happens if you wait until you’re older to apply for Social Security spousal or widow’s benefits?
Russell Settle on January 10, 2019
Social Security options are dizzying: Can a spouse take a personal benefit at 62, then switch to a spousal benefit later?
Jeff Miller on January 3, 2019
There are strategies couples can use to get thousands more in Social Security benefits over their lifetimes. One is called “restricted application.” Should you try it?
Russell Settle on December 27, 2018
If you lose a spouse before qualifying for Social Security, there are several options when it comes to receiving benefits. But what if you remarry?
Russell Settle on December 13, 2018
If a husband leaves the workforce to care for kids, can he claim spousal benefits in retirement based on his wife’s work history?
Jeff Miller on December 6, 2018
If your spouse dies, you can collect 100 percent of his or her Social Security. However, the rules get complicated if you remarry.
Russell Settle on November 29, 2018
If one spouse started Social Security benefits early, can he or she pay the money back and start over at a later date?
Russell Settle on November 15, 2018
Social Security representatives are sometimes poorly trained, offering incorrect information that can cost you thousands. Here’s what you need to know.
Jeff Miller on November 8, 2018
The right Social Security claiming strategy can get you thousands of dollars more in lifetime benefits. Some strategies no longer work, but others do.
Russell Settle on November 1, 2018
If you quit working prior to full retirement age and wait until 70 to take Social Security, you’ll get an increase in monthly benefits. But maybe not as much as you think.
Jeff Miller on October 25, 2018
It doesn’t seem fair: You take Social Security, then it gets reduced because you choose to keep working. But learn the rules, and it’s not as bad as you think.
Russell Settle on October 18, 2018
You may qualify for Social Security spousal benefits from your husband or wife, even if you’re divorced. But what if you remarry?
Jeff Miller on October 11, 2018
One strategy to increase Social Security benefits is to claim spousal benefits at retirement age, then claim your own benefits after reaching age 70. Does it work?
Russell Settle on October 4, 2018
Your spouse may be better off taking half of your Social Security benefit rather than all of his or her own. Here’s how to make sure you get the biggest possible benefit.
Russell Settle on September 20, 2018
If you don’t like the amount you’re going to get monthly from Social Security, here’s an idea: Get part of your ex-spouse’s instead.
Jeff Miller on September 13, 2018
Even if your spouse never contributed to Social Security, he or she can still receive retirement benefits.
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