3 Things That Affect When You Should Apply for Social Security

My Comments: This was clearly written by someone not yet fully versed in the subject. He’s young with expertise in picking stocks for future gain. Unfortunately, this is typical of what a reader finds when searching for ideas about their retirement and how to make critical financial decisions. There are far more than 3 questions …

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2 Reasons Social Security Is Expected to Run in the Red 4 Years Earlier Than Previously Forecast

My Comments: Social Security was created in 1935. Apart from one in 1939, since 1950, there have been 30 Amendments across the years. The one I best remember happened in 1983 when the Full Retirement Age changed from 65 up to age 67. Additionally, the income percentage that we paid (FICA), along with the upper …

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If You Do Only 1 Thing This Social Security Month, Do This

My Comments: I don’t care if you are already receiving Social Security benefits or not, this is something every one of you should do. What you will find is that the Social Security website is a really good one, full of useful information and easy to navigate. If you expect to start receiving a monthly …

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The Death of Social Security Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

My Comments: Wow! A monthly payment every month for the rest of your life! How good is that? Despite the caustic rhetoric filling the air waves, causing turmoil and worry, I very much doubt there’s going to be any drastic changes to Social Security. Some loud voices want it to be abolished, but there are …

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Social Security and the U.S. deficit: Separating fact from fiction

My Comments: As someone who depends on payments from the Social Security Administration to maintain my standard of living, the idea that people in Congress are considering reducing those payments is concerning. We have to hope that elected representatives find a reasonable solution that will allow the program to remain viable. It’s become an integral …

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4 Reasons You Can’t Live on Social Security

My Comments: Well, duh! This headline seems like a no-brainer to me. Social Security was created as a safety net program 80 plus years ago. This implies you MUST have additional funds so you can pay your bills. With 80 years of expectations now built into the system, it has become ‘normal’ to view it …

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3 Awful Reasons to Take Social Security at 70

My Comments: Retirement mistakes are rarely obvious until long after you make them. And then it’s almost always too late to find a remedy. Don’t let yourself fall for the argument that on it’s face says you get more money if you wait to claim your Social Security benefits. Regardless of when you start, you're …

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