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|Social Security & Medicare Trustees Reports |
The newest reports,released on July 13, 2017, discuss the ongoing financial challenges that both programs face, and project a Social Security cost-of-living adjustment for 2018.
| || 10 Years: Points to Consider as You Approach Retirement |
If you're a decade or so away from retirement, you've probably spend at least some time thinking will changes in your income sources affect your standard living?
| Retirement Plan is Key to Confidence |
Retirement confidence is highest among workers who say they or their spouse have a retirement plan, such as work-sponsored plan or an individual retirement account (IRA).
||| Have You Saved Enough to Retire? |
Do you need to keep working part-time? How will you pay for an unexpected medical bill? These questions keep many boomers up at night.
| || Retirement Considerations at Different Stages of Life |
Whether you've just taken your first job, are starting a family, or enjoying your peak earning years, your employer-sponsored retirement plan can play a key role in your financial strategies.
||| Don't Let Retirement Savings Goal Get You Down |
Ever feel like you'll never reach the summit of your retirement planning goal?
||| CD Laddering to Maximize Your Returns |
Learn from smart investors how to set up a CD strategy that helps you maximize on the best interest rates, while still enjoying flexibility.
| Will You Outlive Your Retirement Savings? |
Learn more about Sustainable Retirement Income by recognizing your vision of retirement and planning for the unexpected along the way.
| || Ten Strategic Retirement Savings Moves |
Your Retirement concerns are unique, therefore your approach to retirement planning is also unique. Take a look at the 10 non-negotiable moves you should be making for the next important event in your life.
| Congrats Graduates! Now Start Saving for Retirement |
By starting to save for retirement now, graduate have the most important tool on their side: time.
| || Inherited IRAs and Bankruptcy |
Read on to learn of the Supreme Court's decision regarding inherited IRAs. The Court concluded that they are not protected "retirement funds" under federal law.
Social Security Articles
| Complete Guide to Planning Social Security |
A guide that thoroughly explains the details of Social Security, including: how to qualify, benefit information, how to sign-up, and answers to important questions.
||| Benefit Basics |
Skim a quick synopsis of the basics regarding your Social Security benefits. It can help you get a picture of whether or not to delay retirement.
| Myths and Facts |
Finally put to rest some of the Social Security myths that you may have heard and learn the truth about this supplemental income.
| How Secure is Social Security |
The question that's been burning in people's minds for years is answered in a short article about the solvency of Social Security.
| || What You Should Do at Age 62 |
If you're eligible, 62 could be your lucky number! That is the earliest age you can start receiving Social Security retirement benefits.
| || 4 Things Women Need to Know |
A quick read that explains how Social Security can protect you and your family and how you can qualify for more benefits.
| Claiming Strategies for Couples |
There are myriad ways to approach Social Security retirement benefits for you and your spouse. Learn a few of the options.
| What's Your Optimum Age to Claim Social Security? |
A lack of basic knowledge and misconceptions about Social Security may be hindering retirees' ability to make informed decisions about when to claim their benefits, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau