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May 21, 2016

The Latest Social Security Changes: What You Need to Know

Recent changes to Social Security eliminated two popular filing strategies, but all is not lost.

May 21, 2016

Am I Eligible for Social Security Benefits?

You'll need to earn 40 Social Security credits to be eligible for benefits, and here's how to determine if you've done that.

May 21, 2016

Get Ready to Kiss a Majority of Your Social Security Benefits Goodbye

Forget what the retirement of baby boomers may do to Social Security -- this appears to be a far bigger worry for retirees.

May 21, 2016

Should You Get a Reverse Mortgage?

A reverse mortgage can provide you with much-needed retirement income, but it's not the right move for everyone.

May 21, 2016

Should You Get a Medicare Advantage Plan?

Should you get a Medicare Advantage plan? You may well want to. Lots of people have done so, and they can be compelling, featuring out-of-pocket spending caps and sometimes offering $0 premiums.

May 21, 2016

11 Facts About Retirement Every Retiree Should Know

Retirement can be a long and wonderful phase of life, and you can make the most of it by being prepared and making some smart decisions. Here are 11 facts about retirement every retiree should know.

May 21, 2016

Does Getting Remarried Affect My Social Security?

In many cases, the answer is yes. Find out what you need to know.

May 20, 2016

2 Stocks to Help You Make Money in Retirement

REITs like these two can give you the income you need in retirement, while still allowing your portfolio to grow.

May 20, 2016

How Social Security Wages Determine Your Retirement Benefits

The maximum amount of Social Security taxable wages changes each year, and it could affect your retirement benefits.

May 20, 2016

3 Reasons It's Dumb to Take Social Security Benefits at 67

Is it smart to start receiving Social Security benefits at 67? Well, perhaps not. Here are three reasons why you might not want to.

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