Social Security Reminder

Feb 25, 2016 by

Did you get an email reminder to review your annual Social Security Statement online? Did you wonder whether the reminder was legitimate? I did. And do.

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2015 Social Security Taxable?

Feb 18, 2016 by

Here’s a quick way to learn whether you’ll owe tax on your 2015 Social Security income when you file your return.

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Healthcare Costs in Retirement

Dec 14, 2015 by

The average American 65-year old retiring now will pay $583 per month in healthcare costs. In 5 years, that expense will more than double… read this for even more scary stuff about Americans’ healthcare costs in retirement.

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Save a Million? Yeah, Right.

Aug 28, 2014 by

The “experts” say you need to save at least a million dollars to retire comfortably. What’s Money Counselor’s carefully considered comment? HORSE HOCKEY!

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Is Social Security Taxable?

Mar 7, 2014 by

The Social Security Administration giveth, and the IRS taketh away.

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Baby Boomer Retirement Panic?

Jul 25, 2013 by

The Baby Boom generation has mostly had it pretty good. But with retirement age looming for this 80-million strong population bulge, financial realities may mean the party is over for many.

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U.S. Retirement Catastrophe Lo...

Mar 20, 2013 by

Do you think you need more than $250,000 to retire comfortably? Many of your neighbors and colleagues don’t. And most have saved less than $25,000 for retirement.

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Paper Social Security Checks O...

Mar 4, 2013 by

The Social Security Administration is trying to save trees and postage. Effective March 01, paper benefit checks are no more.

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American Family Money Status

Jun 15, 2012 by

How do your financial statistics compare to the average American family’s?

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Pay Debt with IRA Money?

Jan 12, 2012 by

Afraid to open January’s credit card bill? Join the club. U.S. credit card debt jumped 8.5%, or more than $5 billion, last November. December’s tab yet to be tallied. Fight the urge to do something silly to bail yourself out.

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