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June 21, 2015

Social Security: Why the 8% "Return" Myth Shouldn't Make You Wait to Retire

People talk about an 8% return from delay Social Security benefits, but it's misleading.

June 21, 2015

It's Easy to Make These 5 Mistakes When Planning for Retirement

Retirement planning isn't easy, but making mistakes while planning for retirement certainly is! Here are five of the easiest mistakes you can make, as well as how you might go about avoiding them.

June 21, 2015

3 Retirement-Crushing Unforeseen Circumstances (and How You Can Deal With Them)

The road to retirement inevitably has some bumps. Find out how to deal with them.

June 20, 2015

4 Things All Americans Should Know About Social Security

The majority of Americans don't know some essential facts about Social Security -- do you?

June 20, 2015

How Medicare Could Fill Its Biggest Coverage Gap

There's a key element of healthcare costs that Medicare largely leaves uncovered. Find out how Germany and Japan have had greater success.

June 18, 2015

How to Write a Last Will: 5 Tips You Should Know

Do-it-yourself estate planning can be dangerous if you don't know about potential traps.

June 15, 2015

Is Medicare in Danger from Free Trade?

Seemingly unrelated trade legislation has many worried about unintended consequences on America's biggest healthcare program.

June 13, 2015

Social Security Fraud: The Mind-Numbing Reason the SSA Is Being Cheated Out of Billions

It shouldn't come as a surprise that the Social Security Administration is fighting fraud on a regular basis. However, the method by which the SSA is being defrauded is borderline embarrassing.

June 13, 2015

56% of Americans May Fall Short In Retirement Because of This

Planning and saving for retirement is supposed to be the hard part, but forget to sort out this aspect of your retirement savings plan and you could be kissing a lot of your hard-earned money goodbye!

June 13, 2015

Take Social Security Early: 3 Keys to Making Your Best Decision

When to take Social Security is a tough question to answer, but there are some things you should consider.

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