4 Social Security Myths That Need to Die

My Comments: Again, since today is Tuesday, here’s something about Social Security that needs to be read and understood if you have not yet applied for retirement benefits. And even if you have, if it was in the last 12 months, you get a one-time do-over. Social Security can get really complicated if you let …

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Understanding Social Security Survivors Benefits

Today is Tuesday, which is when I typically post something about Social Security. Of all the sources of income you are likely to enjoy in retirement, Social Security is hands down the most valuable income source to millions of Americans in the years to come. For those of us married participants, survivor benefits provide enormous …

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10 Social Security Rules Everyone Should Know

My Comments: Call me a Socialist if you must, but know that my Social Security check every month, along with my wife’s, is critical if we expect to sustain our standard of living. Where we are today is largely a function of how we arrived at this point over the past 50 years. When you …

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15 Social Security “things” You Can Do Online

My Comments: I don’t care if you are in your 20’s or late 80’s, this is good information. If you can’t get online for some reason, find someone who can get online and help you explore what the author has to say. I'm hoping there's something here you can take advantage of. That is, unless …

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Social Security And The COLA for 2020

Social Security was signed into law by President Roosevelt on August 14, 1935. It’s since become an ubiquitous part of the financial lives of virtually every American. COLAs, or Cost of Living Adjustments, started in 1950. But it wasn’t until 1972 that legislation provided that starting in 1975, automatic cost of living adjustments became normal. …

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3 Social Security Realities You Need to Face

My Comments: Despite it being criticized back in the 1930’s as a Socialist enterprise, Social Security today is a fundamental staple of the financial world we Americans take for granted. It’s so fundamental that for those of us who receive Social Security retirement benefits, few could sustain our existing standard of living without experiencing severe …

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More Social Security Facts

The current regime in the White House and Congress has provided ever increasing pressure on the economy by it's actions, among them the 2017 tax act and the trade war. As it happens, recent increases in the national debt is pushing us toward a crisis. Whenever crises happen, people for scapegoats. Some would have you …

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