Category Archives for "Retirement"

Social Security: The Pitfalls of Waiting Till 70

IS IT BEST TO WAIT AS LONG AS POSSIBLE FOR SOCIAL SECURITY? NOT NECESSARILY! Are you searching for that magic moment that will give you the most from Social Security? How do you find it? Where will you look? Waiting for Social Security Can Cost You You can begin collecting Social Security any time between […]

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5 SURPRISING SOCIAL SECURITY TIPS FOR 2017

The Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for this year is a disappointment, but the COLA is not the only increase in Social Security. There are other changes, but they didn’t get as much media attention as perhaps they should have. Earn More – Pay Less You may think that if you work while collecting Social […]

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Women and Social Security-5 Tips

The choices you make today will affect your Social Security payment amount later on. This is true, even if you are in your 60s and are rapidly approaching retirement age. It’s especially true for our daughters and granddaughters, who still have several years, or even decades, to go before retirement age. I always thought that […]

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5 TIPS TO NEW SOCIAL SECURITY LAW

5 TIPS TO NEW SOCIAL SECURITY LAW The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 made some significant changes to Social Security law. The new laws do away with some lucrative claiming strategies. You may still be eligible for these additional funds, but if you are, you need to act quickly. If you will be 66 or […]

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Social Security: How is it Calculated?

Social Security:  How is it Calculated? As you approach retirement, you’ll want to know what your future Social security payment will be. As I talk to readers, I find there is confusion about how benefits are calculated. Some think it is based on your last five or ten years of work and that taking a […]

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Best Time to Collect Social Security

Social Security is a major component of retirement financial existence. Knowing these facts will help you make informed decisions that may affect your income for the rest of your life. FULL RETIREMENT AGE Full Retirement Age is when Social Security considers you eligible for full retirement benefits. Full Retirement Age used to be 65 for […]

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3 Expenses That Can Blow Your Retirement Budget

Don’t Bust Your Budget Creating a retirement budget can be a challenge. Most of us no longer have the income we once had and must be more aware of how we spend our money. We can calculate our recurring monthly expenses such as mortgage, electricity and food. We can also account for our annual recurring expenses […]

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Social Security Bulk Payment-Rule Change

Social Security Bulk Payment-Rule Change What does it mean to you? Social Security currently has a rule that if you file for benefits at your Full Retirement Age (FRA) and then suspend your payments you can request payment IN BULK for any months you missed. If for example at FRA you are to receive $2,000 […]

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Retiring and The Kids Don’t Want Your Stuff!

Retirees often move from their family home to a smaller place or relocate entirely–domestically or abroad. This leads to the problem of what to do with all that STUFF. Give it to the Kids Don’t take it personally when your children aren’t interested in your gift of a dining table for twelve complete with sideboard. Individuals born […]

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