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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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7 Things You Should Do Before Claiming Social Security

on December 20, 2021

To get the most out of your Social Security retirement benefits, you have to think ahead.

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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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5 Times When It’s Smart to Claim Social Security Early

on June 29, 2021

Experts often recommend postponing claiming Social Security. But there are situations in which you should claim sooner.

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7 Reasons Not to Take Social Security at Age 62

on May 24, 2021

The sooner you claim Social Security retirement benefits, the more you — and perhaps your spouse — stand to lose. Here are the stakes.

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9 Social Security Terms Everyone Should Know

on April 20, 2021

How many of these key Social Security concepts do you know?

7 Social Security Blunders That Can Ruin Your Retirement
7 Social Security Blunders That Can Ruin Your Retirement

on April 14, 2021

Making even one of these mistakes can sap your retirement 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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This Is When the Most People Start Taking Social Security

on January 20, 2021

Both men and women are most likely to claim benefits at this age.

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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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37% of Baby Boomers Have This Risky Belief About Social Security

on August 27, 2020

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

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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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