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May 30, 2016

Why Don't More People Wait to Claim Social Security at 70?

Your Social Security benefit will be over 75% larger if you wait until you're 70 -- so why don't many people wait that long?

May 30, 2016

3 Perfect Stocks for Retirees in Their 70s to Consider Buying

Low volatility, superior dividend yields, and steady long-term growth prospects are what these three retiree-focused stocks offer.

May 30, 2016

Should You Get a Medigap Plan?

Many people don't realize the value of supplemental coverage on top of Medicare.

May 30, 2016

Forget the 4% Retirement Rule: Here's a Better Way to Approach Your Savings

How much of your nest egg can you withdraw each year in order to make your money last for the rest of your life? One of the most common answers to that question is 4%. It might be best to forget the 4% retirement rule, though, since there are better ways to approach your savings.

May 30, 2016

Your 12-Step Retirement Savings Plan Checklist

Building up a large enough nest egg to allow you to retire comfortably usually takes decades, but mapping out your plan to get there doesn't have to be complicated.

May 30, 2016

What Just Happened to Social Security Spousal Benefits?

Two big spousal benefits strategies disappeared recently. What do the changes mean for you?

May 29, 2016

What You Don’t Know About Retirement Could Cost You

Here are three pieces of information that can help you put your retirement planning in high gear.

May 29, 2016

Social Security: 10 Smart Ways to Get More Benefits

When it comes to Social Security, the more you learn, the more money you might collect. See how many of these ways to get more benefits could be of use to you.

May 29, 2016

When Do Most Americans Claim Social Security?

There is an age at which most Americans claim Social Security, but don't read too much into it. Make your decision based on your own particulars, such as your financial situation and your expected life span.

May 29, 2016

Why Doesn't Social Security Raise Benefits Every Year?

Understanding how cost-of-living adjustments get made is important to anticipate changes to your monthly check.

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