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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.

May 29, 2016

Millennials May Be Sabotaging Their Own Retirement, New Study Shows

Millennials are in worse shape than baby boomers when it comes to retirement planning, but there's still time for this generation to fix its financial woes.

May 29, 2016

3 Medicare Myths -- Debunked!

There are many misconceptions about this key healthcare program. Find the truth here.

May 29, 2016

3 Reasons to Sign Up for Social Security at Age 62

In some cases, age 62 is the right time to apply for Social Security and start collecting benefits.

May 29, 2016

Should You Convert Your IRA?

Taking advantage of a Roth conversion can make sense in some but not all cases. Learn more here.

May 29, 2016

Social Security's "File and Suspend" Is Gone. What Should Couples Do Now?

Rely on spousal benefits? It depends on these two variables...

May 28, 2016

Guess How Many Americans Over 55 Don't Have Any Retirement Savings

Hint: It's kind of scary.

May 28, 2016

Social Security Isn't an Entitlement -- Here's How to Qualify for Benefits

If you want to be covered by Social Security, here's what you'll need to do.

May 28, 2016

10 Reasons Not to Retire Before 66

There are many reasons to not retire before 66, such as the ability to save more, amass more, spend less, and enjoy more health insurance. But if all your ducks are in a row, retiring early might still work.

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