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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7 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Social Security

My Comments: If you are not yet retired, which means different things to different people, chances are you’ll be eligible for Social Security benefits. Before your magic day of retirement arrives, you need to have a solid understanding of how the Social Security System works and what you can expect to receive. And also know …

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3 Things That Affect When You Should Apply for Social Security

My Comments: As you approach your retirement and your 62nd birthday, this question becomes increasingly relevant. Retirement is that point in your life when you essentially quit working for money and instead money starts working for you. The challenge is to make sure it’s working hard enough to keep you from running out of money …

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