Social Security Q&A: Should We Wait to Claim Benefits?
Social Security Q&A: Should We Wait to Claim Benefits?

on February 14, 2019

Delaying your Social Security benefits often makes sense, but beware the trade-offs.

What’s the Windfall Elimination Provision?
What’s the Windfall Elimination Provision?

on February 7, 2019

If you work for any governmental employer that doesn’t withhold Social Security, you may be subject to the Windfall Elimination Provision. Here’s how it works.

Social Security Q&A: Can I Claim Widow’s Benefits at 60?
Social Security Q&A: Can I Claim Widow’s Benefits at 60?

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.

Social Security Q&A: Can I Apply for Spousal Benefits at Age 80?
Social Security Q&A: Can I Apply for Spousal Benefits at Age 80?

on January 24, 2019

What happens if you wait until you’re older to apply for Social Security spousal or widow’s benefits?

Social Security Q&A: How Do Spousal Benefits Work?
Social Security Q&A: How Do Spousal Benefits Work?

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?

Social Security Q&A: Will This Strategy Get Us More Benefits?
Social Security Q&A: Will This Strategy Get Us More Benefits?

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?

Social Security Q&A: What Are the Options for Widows?
Social Security Q&A: What Are the Options for Widows?

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?

Social Security Q&A: Can My Husband Get a Spousal Benefit?
Social Security Q&A: Can My Husband Get a Spousal Benefit?

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?

Social Security Q&A: How Do Survivor Benefits Work?
Social Security Q&A: How Do Survivor Benefits Work?

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.

Social Security Q&A: What’s the Best Claiming Strategy for a Couple?
Social Security Q&A: What’s the Best Claiming Strategy for a Couple?

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?

Social Security Q&A: Will My Benefits Be Taxed?
Social Security Q&A: Will My Benefits Be Taxed?

on November 22, 2018

Concerned about having your Social Security taxed? If not, maybe you should be.

Social Security Q&A: How to Find Social Security Advice You Can Trust
Social Security Q&A: How to Find Social Security Advice You Can Trust

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.

Social Security Q&A: What’s ‘File and Suspend,’ and Should I Do It?
Social Security Q&A: What’s ‘File and Suspend,’ and Should I Do It?

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.

Social Security Q&A: If I Wait Till Age 70, How Much More Will I Get?
Social Security Q&A: If I Wait Till Age 70, How Much More Will I Get?

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.

Social Security Q&A: I’m Losing Social Security Because I’m Working
Social Security Q&A: I’m Losing Social Security Because I’m Working

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.

Social Security Q&A: I’m Remarried — Can I Claim My Ex’s Social Security?
Social Security Q&A: I’m Remarried — Can I Claim My Ex’s Social Security?

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?

Social Security Q&A: What’s the Best Strategy to Get the Highest Benefit?
Social Security Q&A: What’s the Best Strategy to Get the Highest Benefit?

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?

Social Security Q&A: Can My Husband Claim a Spousal Benefit?
Social Security Q&A: Can My Husband Claim a Spousal Benefit?

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.

Social Security Q&A: Can I Get My Ex’s Social Security Instead of My Own?
Social Security Q&A: Can I Get My Ex’s Social Security Instead of My Own?

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.

Social Security Q&A: My Wife Isn’t Eligible — Can She Still Claim as a Spouse?
Social Security Q&A: My Wife Isn’t Eligible — Can She Still Claim as a Spouse?

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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