A Few Reasons to File for Social Security at Full Retirement Age

Chances are you are already thinking about Social Security if you were born in 1960 or earlier. You are also aware of articles all over internet about when it’s best to sign up and start taking your retirement benefits. As someone who has taught workshops about Social Security for years, I can tell you that …

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What does it cost to file early for Social Security benefits?

We've all probably read that most people file and start taking Social Security at age 62. We’ve also read that it’s a good idea to claim at 62. And for every message that it’s a good idea, there’s another saying it’s a bad idea. I identify four or five ideas here to help you define …

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High Income Inequality Hurts Social Security’s Finances

45 million people is a lot of potential voters. That’s the number of American receiving retirement benefits every month. As 2035 gets closer and it becomes obvious changes have to be made by Congress to maintain Social Security, how many of those potential voters are going to elect someone willing to let Social Security die? …

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7 of 10 Adults Over Age 50 Get This Wrong About Social Security

My Comments: Social Security has become a critical financial component in the lives of millions of retired people. If you’re not there yet, you must learn the basics or live with the regret. I think of age 50 as a critical turning point for any adult who thinks they might retire some day. From this …

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This Critical Part Of Retirement Takes Years Of Planning & Investment, And It’s Not Money

My Comments: Most articles about retirement focus on money. Or how to avoid not having any. For millions of Americans, that’s the number one fear as the years roll by. What’s described here is both tragic in one sense and perhaps avoidable in another. And for each, there’s an underlying message to be learned by …

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Useful Social Security Facts

By Tony Kendzior, CLU, ChFC These facts about Social Security are intended as general information for those planning to file for Social Security benefits. The idea is to help you get what you are entitled to and not leave dollars behind that can’t be recovered. You should seek guidance from the Social Security Administration (SSA) …

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3 Big Reasons to Check Your Social Security Statement

My Comments: By now you know that I spend time promoting my online school created to help people retire. Of the four modules of the primary course, one of them is devoted to Social Security. For most of us, retirement is a transition from working for money to not working for money. As that happens, …

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