How Will Social Security Benefits and Taxes Change Next Year?

The Social Security Administration recently made some important announcements that workers and retirees should note, including a Social Security benefit increase – and a tax increase. While it’s very unlikely that the program will ever disappear, we could see changes in the coming years due to the program's financial state. The Social Security trust fund [...]

By |2020-10-26T12:46:19+00:00October 26th, 2020|Financial Planning, Social Security, Taxes|0 Comments

How Could the Outcome of the Election Affect Social Security?

Regardless of who wins the election, Social Security will surely remain a hot button issue. The program currently pays out more than it takes in, and this trend is likely to continue. The Social Security trust fund was projected to run out in 2035, at which point about 79% of benefits would be payable.[1] However, [...]

By |2020-09-28T01:35:54+00:00September 28th, 2020|Social Security|0 Comments

When It Comes to Social Security, Focus On What You Can Control

  Even if you don’t plan to rely primarily on Social Security for income in retirement, it’s still an important part of your retirement plan. Despite its importance, only 4% of retirees claim Social Security benefits at the optimal time, losing out on an average of $111,000 per household, according to a recent study.[1] You [...]

By |2020-08-10T13:09:22+00:00August 10th, 2020|Social Security|0 Comments

Should You Claim Social Security Early Due to Financial Hardship?

If your financial or employment situation has changed due to coronavirus, you may be rethinking your Social Security claiming strategy. While you can claim Social Security benefits as early as age 62, you will receive a permanently smaller benefit. If you wait to claim past your full retirement age, your benefit will increase by 6 [...]

By |2020-06-09T16:53:15+00:00May 18th, 2020|Financial Planning, Social Security|0 Comments
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