General Retirement Articles

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June 28, 2016

What Is the Minimum Social Security Benefit?

Although it's not well-known, there is a program that guarantees a minimum Social Security benefit to retirees.

June 12, 2016

5 Simple Ways to Effectively Lower Your Medicare Costs

With healthcare costs rising, these simple solutions can help keep you from spending more on Medicare than you need to.

June 09, 2016

When Do I Have to Go to a Social Security Office?

Most Social Security services are now available online, but there are a few things that still require an in-person visit.

June 08, 2016

Is Social Security Enrollment Automatic?

Social Security enrollment is not an automatic process, so here's what you need to know.

June 05, 2016

Why Do So Many People Claim Social Security at 62?

Everyone has their own reasons for deciding when to claim their retirement benefits.

June 05, 2016

More Than Two-Thirds of Americans Believe They'll Outlive Their Savings, New Study Shows

If you're worried about retirement, you're not alone.

June 04, 2016

7 Frequently Asked Social Security Questions

Getting to know the basics of this key retirement program is essential for your financial health.

June 03, 2016

5 Social Security Rules to Live By

Here are some ways to make the retirement income program easier to understand.

June 03, 2016

Why Don't More People Wait to Claim Social Security at 66?

Two key factors play an outsized role.

May 30, 2016

The Average American's Social Security Benefits by Age

The longer you wait to claim Social Security retirement benefits, the higher they'll be.

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