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You’re Invited October 23 – Maximizing Your Social Security Income

If you’re between the ages of 55 and 70, please consider joining us on October 23 for a special educational workshop on maximizing your Social Security benefits. Space is limited, so call early to reserve a seat. Most people count on Social Security for a significant portion of their retirement income, so learn how to […]

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Why Retirees Are Losing Trillions Of Dollars With Bad Social Security Advice … But Not Our Clients

We’re sorry to hear that American retirees are losing $3.4 trillion in potential retirement income by making bad decisions about when to start their Social Security benefits. Not our clients. As part of our retirement services, we help clients explore different options and optimize claiming strategies so they get the most bang for their buck. In […]

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Claim Your Social Security Account Before Hackers Do It For You

Imagine that you’re finally ready to claim your retirement benefits and contact the Social Security Administration, only to find out that someone has been claiming your hard-earned benefits for years, and directing those monthly checks to a bank you’ve never heard of. It can happen. Social Security is asking more American workers to request benefits […]

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Maxxing Out Your Social Security Benefits

You’ve probably heard us mention that, for most people, Social Security benefits are a very important part of your retirement income. Most people underestimate what those monthly guaranteed payments are actually worth. One recent estimate put the lifetime value of his-and-her benefits, where both members of a couple receive Social Security benefits, at over $900,000. […]

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St. Patrick’s Tip: One Way For Women To Turbo-Charge Their Retirement Income

Last week, I did a talk for a Fort Lauderdale women’s group about how women can control their money rather than letting it control them. I included a totally amazing tip to help women boost their retirement income (so amazing I had to triple-check the numbers myself!). It almost seems too good to be true, […]

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Social Security Recipients To Get Bigger Inflation Hike In 2019

A 2.8% inflation adjustment might not seem like a lot, but compared to previous years, it’s an epic leap. If you receive Social Security benefits, that 2.8% increase is the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) you’re likely to get in 2019. If that seems skimpy, just realize it would be the biggest inflation hike since […]

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Behind The Curve On Saving For Retirement? Here’s A Simple Fix

Many people don’t start saving for retirement until they hit their 40s and 50s. That can make it tough to get back on track. So here’s a simple fix. If it’s hard for you to get more money into your retirement accounts, consider pushing back your retirement date instead. Recent research detailed in today’s Wall Street […]

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What Every Divorced Woman Should Know About Social Security Benefits

We’ve had more than a few meetings in our office recently with women clients, talking about improving their retirement readiness and the benefits they can expect to receive from Social Security. We have to admit that there is little that is more complicated, even for financial professionals, than the ins-and-outs of Social Security. Not to […]

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Crunch Time For Retirement: Playing Catch-Up

Getting closer to that magic retirement age, but not enough set aside to take the leap? We shared some ideas about how you can play catch-up in an wide-ranging interview with Nancy Dahlberg of the Miami Herald. The article was part of a special Herald section on retirement, health and fitness. Start with a mental picture […]

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When It Comes To Social Security, It Pays To Think Like A Turtle

Sometimes, being as slow as a turtle can be a good thing. Take, for example, applying for Social Security benefits. The longer you wait to apply, the more your monthly benefits grow. In fact, for each year you delay taking benefits between full retirement age (normally 66) and age 70, your benefits increase by 8% […]

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