Tag Archives: Social Security

6 Social Security Traps to Avoid

On January 31, 1940, the first monthly Social Security check was issued to Ida May Fuller of Ludlow, Vermont. She received $22.54, according to the Social Security Administration. She was 65 years old at the time. She passed away at … Continue reading

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Tax Traps to Avoid in Retirement

Since we celebrated our nation’s birthday earlier this month, it’s only fitting to quote one of our founders: “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world, nothing can be said to … Continue reading

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Busting 5 Big Retirement Myths

Urban legends, urban myths, and the latest that’s on everyone’s lips–fake news. Whatever you call it, in our age of information, claims of spurious repute can go viral in minutes. Anyone with a PC can start a blog and offer … Continue reading

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Avoiding 8 Big Mistakes in Retirement

Tens of millions of Americans are looking forward to the day they retire. Others enjoy their profession and can’t imagine a life without work. Yet, even those folks recognize that one day they won’t wake up on a Monday and … Continue reading

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Social Security Benefits Bump Up Every 4 Months You Wait

SS Benefits Increase Every 4 Months You Wait Full retirement age for Americans born between 1943 and 1954 is 66 years old— here’s how benefits rise or fall if they retire anytime between 62 and 70. Americans born between 1943 and 1954 … Continue reading

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Pump Up Your Social Security Income

Here is an interesting strategy to increase your Social Security benefits from Investor’s Business Daily: Social Security: Spousal Benefit Boosts Your Check BY PAUL KATZEFF, INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY 07/17/2015 05:38 PM ET   One of the most appealing strategies for receiving your … Continue reading

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