On Retirement

Aug 4, 2020, 9:18 AM EDT

Retirees fare better than pre-retirees during pandemic

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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