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Social Security Tip: Don’t Delay Benefits Too Long

You probably know that waiting to claim your Social Security benefits until your Full Retirement Age (FRA) can result in permanently higher Social Security benefits. For people born between 1943 and 1954, Full Retirement Age is age 66 but that’s slowly climbing higher for younger workers. For example, Full Retirement Age for someone born in […]

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Travel Insurance: Why You Shouldn’t Leave Home Without It

“Medicare doesn’t cover medical costs outside the U.S.” That’s a good reminder from retirement expert Mary Beth Franklin on why you need travel insurance if you’re 65+. Mary Beth spent years at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine and started a late-in-life second career as a Certified Financial Planner and Social Security expert. Travel insurance, says Mary […]

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Social Security Mistakes: Leaving $250,000 On The Table

Are you within ten years of retirement? What if we told you there’s an easy way to put an extra $100,000 to $250,000 in your pocket in retirement….all free for the taking? All it takes is a little bit of knowledge. Unfortunately, that knowledge pertains to a very complex, Rube Goldberg-like system called “Social Security” that […]

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