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40% of Baby Boomers Have This Risky Belief About Social Security

on October 27, 2022

This mistaken assumption could put you into a money bind once you stop working.

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Here’s How Much Social Security’s Buying Power Has Plunged

on May 12, 2022

This is why retirees can buy far less with their Social Security payments today than 20 years ago.

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The Annuity Everyone Needs — and Anybody Can Get

on March 15, 2022

This simple strategy can put more money in your pocket during retirement.

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3 Costly Social Security Mistakes That Women Make

on July 22, 2021

Women face unique challenges when planning for retirement. Making these mistakes can result in less income.

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How Your Social Security Statement Is Changing

on April 5, 2021

New fact sheets offer crucial information to all Americans.

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Social Security Increase Comes Up Short in 2021, Study Finds

on March 27, 2021

Retirees say Social Security checks are not meeting their spending needs.

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What a $15 Minimum Wage Means for Social Security

on February 25, 2021

A federal minimum-wage hike could affect the Social Security system dramatically.

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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.

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This Type of Social Security Benefit Is Often Overlooked

on December 30, 2020

The Social Security Administration is not helping certain people get money to which they are entitled, a report says.

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3 Big Misconceptions About Social Security

on November 11, 2020

Americans of all ages misunderstand some key aspects of Social Security.

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Trump vs Biden: Who Is Better for Social Security?

on October 17, 2020

Biden says Trump will bankrupt Social Security within three years. Trump claims Biden tried to cut Social Security for decades. Here’s who’s closer to the truth.

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Why You Might Regret Trump’s Payroll Tax Break

on September 7, 2020

Here’s what both workers and retirees need to know about the new Social Security tax deferral.

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Why Half of Retirees Now Owe Taxes on Social Security

on August 28, 2020

Growing numbers of seniors are paying taxes on their Social Security benefits, but you might be able to avoid this fate.

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74% of Americans Share This Worry About Their Golden Years

on August 20, 2020

Here’s what is keeping people up at night — and how you can calm such worries.

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6 Things to Know About Taking Social Security During the Pandemic

on August 19, 2020

COVID-19 might impact some key decisions you make about claiming Social Security benefits.

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How Americans Are Changing Their Social Security Plans Due to the Pandemic

on August 7, 2020

Most people now look at Social Security differently — and some are claiming their benefits differently, too.

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Social Security’s Woes Are Accelerating — Blame the Pandemic

on July 24, 2020

Thanks to the pandemic, Social Security’s insolvency date is even sooner than expected. Here’s what it means for you.

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Should I Take Social Security Now and Invest It, or Wait Until I’m 70?

on June 1, 2020

Planning to take Social Security early and invest it? Here’s why you should think twice.

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An Easy Way to Avoid a Tax Day Bill on Your Social Security Income

on May 14, 2020

Even if your Social Security retirement benefits are taxable, you can avoid owing money at tax time.

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5 Ways the Coronavirus Might Hurt Your Social Security

on May 2, 2020

Your Social Security benefits are not immune to the ravages of the pandemic.

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