On Retirement

Aug 4, 2020, 9:18 AM EDT

Retirees fare better than pre-retirees during pandemic


By Mary Beth Franklin

Millions of older Americans are providing financial support to adult children Read full post

Jul 30, 2020, 8:20 AM EDT

Pandemic boosts concerns about retirement and Social Security


By Mary Beth Franklin

As COVID-19 resets Americans' retirement plans, surveys highlight the need for financial guidance to maximize benefits Read full post

Jul 22, 2020, 9:43 AM EDT

House panel looks at COVID-19 impact on Social Security


By Mary Beth Franklin

Bills have been introduced in both the House and Senate that would adjust the formula to avoid a drop in benefits for those who turn 60 this year Read full post

Jul 16, 2020, 12:41 PM EDT

How to respond to a long-term care premium hike


By Mary Beth Franklin

Weighing policy options to maintain coverage at an affordable price Read full post

Jul 7, 2020, 9:21 AM EDT

Why 2020 is a bad year to turn 60


By Mary Beth Franklin

COVID-related job losses this year could reduce Social Security benefits for millions of people born in 1960 Read full post

Jun 30, 2020, 12:26 PM EDT

Timing a Social Security claim when you have children


By Mary Beth Franklin

The Viagra college fund is alive and well, but the earnings test could reduce benefits Read full post

Jun 24, 2020, 9:26 AM EDT

Social Security withholds retroactive retirement benefits


By Mary Beth Franklin

The agency is delaying lump-sum payouts of back benefits amid the pandemic Read full post

Jun 15, 2020, 10:54 AM EDT

Social Security underpays more than 15,000 survivors


By Mary Beth Franklin

An audit shows many retired widows and widowers are due higher survivor benefits Read full post

Jun 10, 2020, 12:23 PM EDT

Few use CARES Act to tap retirement savings


By Mary Beth Franklin

Even though plan sponsors are offering easy access to retirement accounts, few workers have taken advantage of that Read full post

Jun 3, 2020, 12:19 PM EDT

Medicare enrollment goes online during pandemic


By Mary Beth Franklin

Job loss is reason to appeal a Medicare surcharge, but skipping a required minimum distribution is not Read full post

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