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File and Suspend–Social Security Most Common Questions #4

Confusion between “File and Suspend” and “Claim and Switch” Solved Caller #4-Ron. I did the file and suspend spousal benefit at 66 and I’m now 68. I get half of my wife’s Full Retirement Age benefit. When I go on the Social Security website, I don’t see the 8% increase in my benefit. I just see […]

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Retirement and Disability Trust Funds–Social Security Most Common Questions #3

  $150 Billion Transferred From Retirement Fund To Disability Fund. Will That Affect My Social Security Check? Josh Jalinski, the Financial Quarterback, WOR Radio NYC Interviews Donna Davis “Back by Popular Demand we have Donna Davis…She’s great at making financial matters clear…You have a wonderful way to make things simple.”–Josh Jalinski Amazon #1 Best Sellers by Donna […]

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Claiming Strategies–Social Security 2016 Most Common Questions #1

The File and Suspend—Who is Eligible for Social Security File and Suspend? Josh Jalinski, the Financial Quarterback, WOR Radio NYC  I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Josh Jalinski, the Financial Quarterback, on WOR Radio. Being on Josh’s show is always an adventure. He provides invaluable information in all areas of financial planning and he […]

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DISABILITY DISASTER – True or False?

What’s Wrong with Disability? It’s in the news every day. We hear it’s going broke, and that benefits to the disabled will be cut. Is this true? THE BACKGROUND  Who gets Disability? Disability Insurance provides income to workers or their family members if they become disabled. This is not a public assistance program. It is not an entitlement. […]

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“Social Security has nothing to do with the deficit.” —R. Reagan

Confused about where Social Security fits into the federal budget?  Ronald Reagan makes it perfectly clear. Watch Here:  http://ow.ly/ToRDD  Social Security is a fully autonomous program funded by payroll taxes. It is not part of the general fund. It has no borrowing authority. It cannot borrow from the General Fund and the General Fund cannot borrow […]

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Social Security-BULK PAYMENTS?

Can you get a bulk payment from Social Security? YES you can under certain circumstances. First there are a few things to review. What is your Full Retirement Age? Full Retirement Age is when Social Security deems you eligible for your full Social Security benefit. It used to be 65 for everybody, but the law […]

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Social Security: Costly Misunderstandings

A few days ago I did a talk at our local Senior Center. When I was first asked to speak my thought was, most of these people are already retired and collecting Social Security, they don’t need my help. But, I found that there was still confusion on a number of issues, even though most of […]

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Social Security: Your Earnings Statement

On December 31st, when most people were out reveling and bringing in the New Year, I received a surprise email. It was a surprise, because I’d never gotten one before. It was from the Social Security Administration reminding me to check my Social Security Statement online. It said the statement had important information and an […]

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Can I Work and Collect Social Security?

Absolutely! Working helps keep you motivated, stimulated and involved.  But, there are some things to consider. If you plan on working, you may want to think about waiting to apply for Social Security benefits until Full Retirement Age, because before that there is a limit to how much you can earn per year without penalty. […]

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