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5 social security changes are coming for 2019 Matthew Frankel, CFP, for The Motley FoolPublished 3:11 p.m. ET Nov. 27, 2018 We recently learned that Social Security beneficiaries are getting a 2.8% cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for 2019. However, that’s …

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Social Security Spousal Benefits

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A Couples’ Guide to Filing Social Security Spousal Benefits The formula is complex, but penciling things out can really pay June 30, 2016 FEATURED EXPERT By Emily Guy Birken (This article is based on a portion of the new book, …

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Should The Social Security Retirement Age Be 76?

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And here’s another Social Security proposal from Alstott that might make you sit up in your chair: The government should repeal the Social Security spousal benefit. (Under current law, with the spousal benefit,  if you’re married, you may be able …

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For Widows, Social Security System Can Provide Rude Shocks

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For Widows, Social Security System Can Provide Rude Shocks SEPT. 11, 2015 By ELIZABETH OLSON   WITHIN weeks after her 78-year-old husband, James, died last year, Jo Etta Brown, 75, came face to face with the financial realities of being …

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Retire on Social Security Alone

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The 10 Best Places to Retire on Social Security Alone IN MOST PLACES, SOCIAL SECURITY BARELY COVERS BASIC EXPENSES REF: http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/retirement/the-10-best-places-to-retire-on-social-security-alone If you don’t have a traditional pension through your job and haven’t been saving a significant amount in a …

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Retiree COLA Set for 2015

Military and federal civilian retirees, survivor benefit annuitants, disabled veterans and Social Security recipients will see a 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment in January. The yearly COLA on federal benefits is based on inflation as measured by the Bureau of Labor …

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Getting real about retirement

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Stern Advice – Getting real about retirement   By Linda Stern NEW YORK Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:05pm EDT A woman shops at the Walmart in Westbury, New York, February 17, 2010. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (Reuters) – In the retirement planning space, …

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How to Retire on Social Security Alone

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  How to Retire on Social Security Alone Many Americans count on Social Security as their primary source of retirement income By EMILY BRANDON May 16, 2011 Dan Curtis expects Social Security to be his largest source of retirement income. …

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Warning: VA ID Cards Are Easily Scanned

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 VA ID Cards Are Easily Scanned Week of November 25, 2013 Anyone with a smartphone and a bar code app can scan any Department of Veterans Affairs identification card issued since 2004 and the cardholder’s Social Security number immediately pops …

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Con men prey on confusion over health care act

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Con men prey on confusion over health care act Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Susanne CraigThe New York Times J. Emilio Flores / New York Times Madeleine Mirzayans of Sherman Oaks, Calif., said a man came to her door and asked to …

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