Social Security

12 posts categorized as "Social Security"

Social Security: The $64,000 Question

June 24, 2015, by Manarin Investment Counsel

One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits. This is the $64,000 question. Making the right decision for you can have a meaningful impact on your financial income in retirement. Before considering how personal circumstances and objectives may play into your decision, it may be…

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Medicare and Social Security Tabs Coming Due

February 23, 2015, by Dave Blair

The national debt officially topped $18 trillion a few weeks ago. And the Congressional Budget Office has reported that the debt will climb to almost $27.3 trillion within the next 10 years. The biggest problem? These numbers don’t even include the unfunded liabilities of programs like Social Security and Medicare. As a recent article by…

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Social Security Claiming Strategies for 2015

December 29, 2014, by Brad Grubb

The end of the year is always a great time to re-evaluate your financial plan, the strategies you are using and ways you might be able to improve your situation. To that end, I thought I would be helpful to outline a few Social Security claiming strategies you might want to consider – if you…

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Social Security Claiming Strategy Possible for Single and Married Individuals

July 25, 2014, by Aron Huddleston

The file-and-suspend strategy has been touted for years as a way for married couples to maximize their benefits as a couple. But, as explained in a recent article by Robert Klein on, single individuals can also use it. In a nutshell, this strategy allows workers to increase their benefits by 8% annual delayed retirement…

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What You Need to Know about Social Security

September 17, 2013, by Deb Hendrickson

There are several things to consider when you become eligible for Social Security. One of the most important decisions is when to begin receiving your Social Security benefits. You can start collecting Social Security anytime from age 62 to 70 and the later you start, the bigger the benefit. There are three options for when…

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Exposing the Social Security Solvency Hype

June 26, 2013, by Aron Huddleston

The Social Security Board of Trustees recently released its annual report on Social Security’s long-term finances. What does the report say? What do the numbers mean? Can we have confidence in the new information? These questions, and several others, are addressed in a Q & A article about the latest Social Security findings recently published on…

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