Understanding Social Security Spouse and Survivor Benefits

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If you’re like millions of Americans, you’re counting on Social Security as an important source of income during your retirement years. This makes it critical to plan carefully for how you can maximize your Social Security benefits when you retire. One common mistake made by many married couples when planning the role of Social Security […]

Is Social Security Really Going Broke?

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You may have heard various media reports that Social Security is “going broke.” If so, you might be wondering whether or not this is really true. The simple answer is no. But to understand why this is so and why it has become a common misconception, it helps to better understand the Social Security trust […]

5 Tasks for Your Retirement Checklist


Many people keep checklists for a wide variety of different activities — everything from their daily chores and to-do’s to items they need to take with them on vacation. But have you ever thought about creating a checklist for your retirement? Doing so is especially important if you are nearing the age and date when […]