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Social Security-Is Waiting Till 70 Smart? When Should You Start Collecting

My friend, Diane, is going to Africa next summer. When I saw a talk and photo exhibit was in town, I thought she might want to go. “To be honest, I’m a little cash poor right now,” she mumbled, saying it was $30. I was surprised because I was usually the one low on funds. […]

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Important Social Security Deadline Looming

Last night, my friend, Jane, invited me for drinks on her deck. We spent a lovely evening overlooking the Frying Pan River. “I’m going to do exactly what you told me to do about Social Security,” she said at one point. Of course, I didn’t remember what I’d told her, but she reminded me. Jane […]

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Eligibility Changes in Social Security for 2019

Every year Social Security updates some of the numbers associated with your benefits. Here are the current requirements to qualify for Social Security benefits. The Social Security Administration is a U.S. government agency that provides income to retirees, survivors, and the disabled that have worked. Each division provides a particular service and has different eligibility […]

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Social Security Work Requirement Changes for 2019

One of the most common questions asked is whether or not you can work and collect Social Security. The simple answer is yes, you can! But there are some things you need to know. If you have reached your Full Retirement Age, you can work and earn as much as you choose without penalty and […]

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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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