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Retirement

Working During Retirement

Working During Retirement

  If you plan on working during your retirement, you’re not the only one. An increasing number of Americans plan to work at least some of the time during the course of their retirement years. According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute’s 2013 Retirement Confidence Survey, 69 % of workers […]

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Finances, Retirement

How “Framing” Impacts Important Social Security Decisions

How “Framing” Impacts Important Social Security Decisions

Many people don’t realize that when it comes to Social Security, they have a choice of when to begin receiving their retirement benefits. In other words, you don’t have to wait until you’re 65 — which is often considered the traditional retirement age — to start receiving benefits, nor do […]

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Finances, Retirement

What is the Future of Social Security?

What is the Future of Social Security?

The future of Social Security has received a lot of publicity lately, especially when the candidates for President of the United States debated each other about how they would propose solving the looming problem of potential Social Security insolvency. According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), the Social Security Trust […]

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Finances, Retirement

2013 Social Security COLA Less Than Half of 2012 Amount

2013 Social Security COLA Less Than Half of 2012 Amount

On October 16, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that the Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (or COLA) for 2013 will be just 1.7%—less than half of the adjustment that was made for 2012. The annual COLA is intended to help Social Security payments keep up with the rising cost of […]

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Retirement

Important Decisions for Retirees and Near-Retirees

Important Decisions for Retirees and Near-Retirees

The years immediately preceding retirement, and the first couple of years of actual retirement, are a critical time for individuals. After carefully planning and diligently saving for retirement most of their lives, individuals must make some important decisions during this time. “These decisions could have a big impact on an […]

by × November 15, 2012 × 0 comments