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

Welcome to “Social Security Q&A.” You ask a Social Security question, our guest expert provides the answer. You can learn how to ask a question of your own below. And if you would like a personalized report detailing your optimal Social Security claiming strategy, click here. Check it out: It doesn’t cost much and could … Read moreSocial Security Q&A: Should We Wait to Claim Benefits?

Social Security Q&A: What’s the Windfall Elimination Provision?

Welcome to “Social Security Q&A.” You ask a Social Security question, our guest expert provides the answer. You can learn how to ask a question of your own below. And if you would like a personalized report detailing your optimal Social Security claiming strategy, click here. Check it out: It doesn’t cost much and could … Read moreSocial Security Q&A: What’s the Windfall Elimination Provision?

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

Welcome to “Social Security Q&A.” You ask a Social Security question, our guest expert provides the answer. You can learn how to ask a question of your own below. And if you would like a personalized report detailing your optimal Social Security claiming strategy, click here. Check it out: It doesn’t cost much and could … Read moreSocial Security Q&A: Can I Claim Widow’s Benefits at 60?

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

Welcome to “Social Security Q&A.” You ask a Social Security question, our guest expert provides the answer. You can learn how to ask a question of your own below. And if you would like a personalized report detailing your optimal Social Security claiming strategy, click here. Check it out: It doesn’t cost much and could … Read moreSocial Security Q&A: Can I Apply for Spousal Benefits at Age 80?

Social Security Q&A: Can I Escape Taxes While Collecting a Benefit?

Welcome to “Social Security Q&A.” You ask a Social Security question, our guest expert provides the answer. You can learn how to ask a question of your own below. And if you would like a personalized report detailing your optimal Social Security claiming strategy, click here. Check it out: It doesn’t cost much and could … Read moreSocial Security Q&A: Can I Escape Taxes While Collecting a Benefit?

7 Reasons It’s Just Dumb to Claim Social Security Early

Some people believe in starting to collect Social Security as early as possible, which is generally at age 62. “Live while it is yet possible to live!” the early birds cry. “After all, I could die tomorrow, and then the government will keep my money.” What’s more likely is that you’ll live a lot longer … Read more7 Reasons It’s Just Dumb to Claim Social Security Early

Open Social Security Update: Child Benefits, Retroactive Applications

A few days ago I rolled out an update for the Open Social Security calculator that includes a few new pieces of functionality: Child benefits (now for married couples as well as single people), Child-in-care spousal benefits, and Retroactive applications. This update took about three months of work, mostly because the “combined family maximum” rules … Read moreOpen Social Security Update: Child Benefits, Retroactive Applications

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

Welcome to “Social Security Q&A.” You ask a Social Security question, and our guest expert provides the answer. You can learn how to ask a question of your own below. And if you would like a personalized report detailing your optimal Social Security claiming strategy, click here. Check it out: It could result in you … Read moreSocial Security Q&A: Will This Strategy Get Us More Benefits?

Social Security Checklist: 7 Tasks You Must Do Before Claiming

It’s never too early to start planning for retirement. Even if you don’t plan to have a traditional retirement, it’s a good idea to consider how you’ll manage your income as you age. “I’d like to work until I’m dead because I love what I do,” says Stacy Johnson, the founder of Money Talks News. … Read moreSocial Security Checklist: 7 Tasks You Must Do Before Claiming

2019 Social Security Bump Is Biggest in 7 Years for Retirees

Social Security recipients will soon receive the largest increase in their monthly benefits that they’ve seen in seven years. The U.S. Social Security Administration announced in October that beneficiaries will receive a 2.8 percent cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, next year. As a result, a worker who was receiving $1,422 per month in Social Security benefits … Read more2019 Social Security Bump Is Biggest in 7 Years for Retirees