Category Archives: Social Security

Does It Make Sense to File Early for Social Security?

It may seem strange to some that this question should even be posed. After all, the conventional wisdom, which most of us have heard over and over, is “The later the better; wait until you’re 70 if you can, to … Continue Reading

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Social Security Changes in 2017

Do you know your full retirement age for purposes of determining your Social Security retirement benefits? Full retirement age is the age at which a person first becomes entitled to full (unreduced) retirement benefits. For years, that age was 65. … Continue Reading

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Medicare Crisis Averted?

It’s not that often that you get good news about insurance premiums. However, millions of Medicare B recipients who had been worrying about a potential 52% premium increase were likely heartened to hear about a bipartisan bill just approved by … Continue Reading

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Social Security Benefits: File and Suspend

When it comes to the decision of when to file for Social Security benefits, many people make the same mistake. They file for partial benefits at age 62, as soon as they qualify to begin collecting. In fact, people of … Continue Reading

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Is Social Security a Ponzi Scheme?

Governor Perry generated quite a stir during a recent Republican debate when he referred to Social Security as a Ponzi scheme. According to Governor Perry, Social Security is a “monstrous lie…a Ponzi scheme to tell our kids that are 25 … Continue Reading

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What’s the Future of Social Security?

Do American workers have confidence that they will receive future benefits from Social Security? Results from the Employee Benefit Research Institute’s 2011 Retirement Confidence Survey (RCS) show most American workers are skeptical about the program. Here are some statistics from … Continue Reading

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