How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?
In a recent survey, 70% of current workers stated they plan to work for pay after retiring.1And that possibility raises an interesting question: how will working affect Social Security benefits?The answer to that question requires an...Read More
Important Birthdays Over 50
Most children stop being “and-a-half” somewhere around age 12. Kids add “and-a-half“ to make sure everyone knows they’re closer to the next age than the last.When you are older, “and-a-half”...Read More
Medicare vs. Medicaid
Medicare and Medicaid are two separate, government-run programs. They are operated and funded by different parts of the government and primarily serve different groups.Medicare is a federal program that provides health coverage if...Read More
Mortgages in Retirement
Anyone who has gone through the process of mapping out their retirement knows there can be a lot to keep in mind. Saving, investing, anticipating medical costs, and making sure you have enough tucked away for years to come is just the...Read More
Put It in a Letter
American actor Lee Marvin once said, “As soon as people see my face on a movie screen, they knew two things: first, I'm not going to get the girl, and second, I'll get a cheap funeral before the picture is over.”Most people...Read More
Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive
Next to “When should I claim Social Security benefits?”, one of the more common questions people have is “How much will I receive?”Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process:1....Read More
Social Security: Five Facts You Need to Know
Social Security can be complicated, and as a result many individuals don’t have a full understanding of the choices they may have. Here are five facts about Social Security that are important to keep in mind.1. Social Security Is...Read More
Social Security: The Elephant in the Room
For most Americans, Social Security has represented nothing more than some unavoidable payroll deduction with the positively cryptic initials of “FICA” and “OASDI” (Federal Insurance Contributions Act and Old...Read More
What's New for Social Security?
Whether you’re applying for Social Security in the future or currently receiving benefits, there are some important changes to earnings limits, Medicare premiums, and other differences to keep in mind. Ready to learn more? Read...Read More
Should You Borrow from Your 401(k)?
The average household with revolving credit card debt had a balance of $6,006 in 2021. For the average household carrying credit card debt in 2021, this equated to an annual interest of $1,029. With the average credit card annual...Read More
Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?
For many people, retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here’s a quick review of the six main sources:Social SecuritySocial Security is the government-administered retirement income program. Workers become eligible...Read More
Pullbacks, Corrections, and Bear Markets
When the market drops, some investors can lose perspective that downtrends and uptrends are part of the investing cycle. When stock prices break lower, it's a good time to review common terms that are used to describe the market's...Read More