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Social Security

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Sep 24, 2013
When Social Security Behaves Like Insurance

We previously published articles dealing with preferred strategies for claiming Social Security retirement benefits. What is not appreciated by many is that by managing claiming strategies carefully, it is possible to build the equivalent of a sizeable longevity insurance benefit

Sep 24, 2013
May 28, 2013
Planning Opportunities to Consider Before Applying for Social Security

Many retirees consider the decision of when to start receiving Social Security benefits to be a no brainer. But life is not that simple. This may be the most important decision faced by retirees. Making the wrong choice can mean

May 28, 2013
Aug 06, 2012
A Financial Action Plan for the Future

In 1955, the life expectancy of the average American was 69.6 years. By 1995, it was 75.8 years. Twelve years later, life expectancy reached a new high of 77.9 years, according to the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While certainly positive, these statistics may only add to the pressure many people already feel about their lack of retirement savings.

 

Aug 06, 2012
May 23, 2012
Financial Tips for the Newly Single

If your marriage has ended and you are single again, make sure all your financial arrangements reflect your new status. Here are a few tips to help get your new financial life off to a good start. Tip #1 Change

May 23, 2012
Mar 05, 2012
Ways to Limit Taxes on Social Security Benefits

You know that you are eligible to begin receiving Social Security benefits as early as age 62. But are you aware that depending on your income those benefits could be taxable? Wouldn’t you like to increase your net income (after

Mar 05, 2012
Aug 12, 2011
Social Security Retirement Benefits: Strategies for Married Couples

When to begin taking Social Security retirement benefits is one of the most important decisions facing retirees. The decision for married couples is complicated by options that are unavailable to singles not previously married. A married couple having average life

Aug 12, 2011
Dec 22, 2010
Setting an Example for Responsible Social Security Planning

I recently received a call from a local resident who is about to retire. He already had an appointment with Social Security but wanted to speak to me about the rest of his retirement assets. I explained that we should

Dec 22, 2010
Dec 22, 2010
Social Security Benefits for a Non-Working Spouse

One wonderful aspect of Social Security is the fact that a spouse who has little or no lifetime earnings can receive benefits based on the work history of his her spouse, ex spouse or deceased spouse. Although this scenario isn’t

Dec 22, 2010
Dec 22, 2010
When to Start Social Security Retirement Benefits

Why is it that something that is seemingly so simple can be so complicated? Case in point – Social Security retirement benefits. Most retirees consider the decision of when to start receiving benefits to be a no brainer. But life

Dec 22, 2010
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