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A Downside of Claiming Your Social Security Early
December 9, 2017

In the early stages of planning for retirement, most people recognize the value of waiting until their “full retirement age” to claim their Social Security benefits. This age, defined by Social Security, falls between age 65 and 67 (depending upon when you were born). Once you’ve reached your full retirement…

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Social Security Beneficiaries Get a “Raise” Next Year
November 7, 2017

Once you’ve retired, living on a fixed income for the rest of your life can be a daunting prospect. What will you do about inflation? What if Medicare premiums increase? What about your own personal expenses, which can fluctuate from year to year? Social Security was never intended to fully…

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These Social Security Facts Might Surprise You
July 7, 2017

Way back in 1935, Social Security was created to provide supplemental income to retirees. We all pay into the system via payroll taxes, so naturally we expect our benefits to be available in the future when we will need them. Hopefully that will be the case. However, the future of…

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When Should You Claim Your Social Security Benefits?
February 22, 2017

For many Americans, Social Security will make up a significant portion of their retirement income. That’s why information and education are so critical as you make the decision on how and when to collect your benefits. In addition, once you begin to collect Social Security, it can be very difficult…

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5 Changes Coming to Social Security in 2017
December 19, 2016

The world of retirement planning is always turning, things never staying exactly the same for long. Policy makers, economic conditions, and society in general all play a part in determining your future. Social Security, in particular, is a topic that continues to perplex many of us, because the complex rules…

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5 Common Social Security Questions
April 27, 2016

As financial advisors, we understand the importance of Social Security in the overall retirement planning equation. We also understand the Social Security system is so complicated that many people have questions about how it even works! We will answer a few of the most common questions for you here, but…

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