Category Archives: Social Security

Are You Prepared to Retire?

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Retirement used to conjure up images of lazy days spent in a rocking chair. Today’s retirement is very different. You might plan to open a business of your own. Or perhaps you’ll return to school for that degree you never

Financial Considerations for Americans Retiring Abroad

The decision to retire abroad requires you to take several unique factors into consideration. The Social Security Administration allows eligible individuals living outside of the United States to collect Social Security retirement payments. There are exceptions to the rule, however.

Coordinating Social Security Benefits with Other Retirement Assets

  Social Security provides retirement income you can’t outlive. And, in addition to your own benefit, your spouse may be eligible to receive benefits based on your earnings record in the form of spousal benefits and survivor’s benefits. So, it’s

Two Social Security Strategies for Married Couples

  Deciding when to begin receiving Social Security benefits is a major financial issue for anyone approaching retirement because the age at which you apply for benefits will affect the amount you’ll receive. If you’re married, deciding when to retire

Understanding Social Security

Over 60 million people today receive some form of Social Security benefits, including approximately 39 million individuals age 65 or older. (Source: Fast Facts & Figures About Social Security, 2012) But Social Security is more than just a retirement program.