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October 29, 2014

The New Wage Base for 2015 Social Security Taxes and Benefits

The Social Security Administration recently announced that it raised the maximum taxable wage base in 2015 to $118,500.

October 28, 2014

3 Good Reasons to Buy Annuities

Annuities can provide a steady stream of income for life but are not right for everybody. Here are a few situations where they may be a good choice for you.

October 27, 2014

Why Social Security Won't Pay All Your Bills in Retirement

This chart shows why you shouldn't rely exclusively on Social Security for income in retirement.

October 26, 2014

5 Money Tips for a Happy Retirement

Many retirees struggle to make ends meet, but you don't have to be one of them. Here's how.

October 26, 2014

26,000 Spouses May Be Entitled to Bigger Social Security Benefits -- and They Don't Even Know It

A recent report from the Social Security Administration's Office of the Inspector General found that tens of thousands of spousal beneficiaries may be owed millions of dollars.

October 26, 2014

7 Stunning New Findings About Retirement in America

This latest retirement survey demonstrates that while some aspects of retirement preparedness are improving, the vast majority of the country is still in trouble.

October 26, 2014

How Social Security Calculates Your Retirement Benefit

Three factors matter most: how much you earn, how long you work, and how old you are when you start to collect.

October 26, 2014

How Much -- or Little -- Will You Really Spend in Retirement?

We put the conventional wisdom to the test.

October 26, 2014

Australia's Brilliant -- and Brutal -- Retirement Crisis Solution

Sometimes, retirement isn't the answer.

October 25, 2014

3 Big Obstacles to Early Retirement

Do you want to retire early? Here are three things you need to take into consideration.

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