Examining the 2018 Social Security COLA

It will help retirees out, but it will not help them get ahead. Seniors got a little good news this fall. Next year, monthly Social Security income payments to retirees will increase by 2.0%. That will mean an extra $326 – roughly $27.40 a month – for the average Social Security recipient in 2018.1 This… Read More

Did You Hear What Just Happened With Social Security?

Congress just eliminated two popular strategies used to get greater retirement benefits. If you want to claim Social Security benefits soon, keep a date & a number in mind. The date is April 30, 2016. The number is 62. Recent changes to the Social Security benefit rules have made that date and that number very… Read More

Should You Apply For Social Security Now…or Later?

 When should you apply for benefits? Consider a few factors first. Now or later? When it comes to the question of Social Security income, the choice looms large. Should you apply now to get earlier payments? Or wait for a few years to get larger checks? Consider what you know (and don’t know). You know… Read More