There are significant financial repercussions for applying for Social Security at age 62, explains adviser Jim Lange, CPA.
With the historic levels of unemployment resulting from COVID-19, should you tap your Social Security early to replace lost income?
Social Security is a vital program that provides financial protection for workers and their families. Here are the top five facts for why Social Security is an important program.
Restricted filing allows a worker at full retirement age to collect a spousal benefit from his or her spouse and earn delayed retirement credits at the same time.
The "Mom Gap' could have women lose a few years of earnings and make a significant difference in woman's Social Security benefits.
If you don't qualify for Social Security because you haven't worked long enough, but you're disabled, is Supplemental Security Insurance an option for you?
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the fastest spike in unemployment in history. Many people are considering claiming Social Security benefits early. What will make the most sense, in the long run?
Marc Kiner a CPA with Premier Social Security Consulting, helps a reader learn how to apply for Social Security benefits online - if she's claiming under her ex-spouse's record.
For every year you delay claiming Social Security past your full retirement age up to age 70, you get an 8% increase in your benefit.
Financial adviser David Cechanowicz explains how to stop and restart Social Security benefits.
Half of retirees say they paid income taxes on a portion of their Social Security benefit income for the 2019 tax year, according to a new survey by the Senior Citizens League.
Dave Freitag, a Social Security expert with MassMutual, explains how to suspend your Social Security benefit payment.
Retirement Management Advisor Marcia Mantell explains that Social Security is sturdier than you might think at first glance. What’s jittery and unstable is our own ability to make the best possible decisions about our own Social Security-claiming strategy during a crisis.
A reader who is disabled needs help discerning benefit qualifications.
Robert Powell says it's so easy to make mistakes when claiming Social Security benefits and it's costly. Here's how to get every penny you deserve.
Advisers Tom Farrell and Elena Ladygina explain the best strategies to help you determine when and how to claim Social Security benefits to get the biggest check.