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If you turned 62 this year, congratulations! You may be eligible to begin collecting Social Security benefits. However, the longer you wait to start claiming benefits, the higher the monthly payout you will receive. For example, by waiting until you reach your full retirement age (FRA), as defined by the Social Security Administration (SSA) based […]

The COVID pandemic created a prolonged period of economic uncertainty that has left an indelible mark on individuals and businesses across the globe. While it is natural to become anxious and question whether you are fully prepared for the current period and any challenges that may arise in the future, you should focus your attention […]

The nation’s 71 million recipients of Social Security and/or Supplement Security (SSI) benefits are seeing those payments rise by 3.2 percent in 2024, a sharp contrast to last year’s 8.7 percent increase. According to the Social Security Administration, the 2024 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) represents an additional benefit of $50 per recipient each month. The Social […]

Too often, individuals planning for their golden years forget to consider the federal taxes they will need to pay on their Social Security benefits. Unfortunately, these oversights can take a considerable bite out of one’s expected income in retirement. Generally, if the income you rely on in retirement comes from sources other than Social Security, […]

Women spend a significant portion of their lives putting their families first, tending to the needs of husbands, children and aging parents often before themselves. The problem is that as they approach retirement age, many women find themselves without ample savings to carry them through their golden years. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, working […]

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Spouses saving for an eventual retirement during their working years often have different timelines for leaving the corporate world behind. While a difference in retirement dates can eliminate one income stream and help couples ease slowly into their golden years, careful planning can help ensure their financial goals stay on track. Following are three tips […]