Social Security

Top Things to Know About Social Security

If you are approaching retirement, it’s important to know about all your options. You probably already have an IRA or 401(k) for your eventual retirement. However, there is also the option of Social Security (SS). There are certain facts to know about it. SS Isn’t Going Bankrupt In spite of the rumors that SS is […]

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Preparing to Retire Single

Unmarrieds need to approach retirement planning pragmatically.                 In an ideal world, it would be simple to prepare for a solo retirement.You would just save half as much as a couple saves, buy half as much insurance coverage, and expect to live on half the income. Reality dictates […]

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Debts Put Stress on Boomer Relationships

Financial worries are creating problems for baby boomers. Debts incurred by one partner or both partners are one of the main sources of financial worries. There was a recent poll taken by “Fidelity” that analyzed how money problems affected baby boomer relationships.   There were 1,662 couples polled for the survey. Thirty-nine percent of the […]

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How To Maximize Social Security Survivor Benefits

Introduction As a widow or widower, you are entitled to social security survivor benefits if your spouse dies before they claim the amount. However, few people know about survivor benefits because the information is not readily available. If you are one of those people that recently lost a spouse and are wondering how you can […]

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The 5 Most Dangerous Myths about Social Security

It is predicted that the cost of social security will go beyond its income this year, and this will be the first time that it has happened in close to four decades. Most people will not believe this statement because they have already resigned themselves to the fact that they may never see a security […]

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Financial Fraudsters Preying on Boomers & Elders

If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.   If you are in or near retirement, it is a safe bet that you would like more yield from your investments rather than less. That truth sometimes leads liars, scammers, and fraudsters to pitch any number of too-good-to-be-true “investment opportunities” to retirees. Given […]

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Lessons Learned On The Path To Retirement

After decades of working hard day after day, retirement can seem like the easiest thing in the world. But going from a busy career to having nothing but free time can be a difficult transition. In the months and years leading up to retirement, retirees should consider what their life will be like after taking […]

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How to Develop Smart Spending Habits

The importance of developing smart spending habits is critical at any stage in life. However, when you are retired and living on a fixed income, the matter of moderating spending becomes even more critical. Many seniors are faced with a dire financial situation at some point because of overspending. Fortunately, there are some smart steps […]

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Top 10 Best States to Retire In

When people begin nearing the age of retirement, many people start thinking of where they would like to retire. For some, it’s obvious: Maybe you want to stay right where you are, surrounded by family, or maybe you’d like to move to be closer to family if you currently live far away. But if that […]

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