Social Security

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Social Security claiming strategies for married couples

The ages and individual earning histories of the spouses will determine the best approach

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Final days of file-and-suspend claiming strategy

Lump sum payout still an option for those who filed by April 2016 deadline

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No fun: A vacation-home sale can raise Medicare premiums

A one-time income hike triggers a temporary high-income surcharge

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Social Security phone scams on the rise

Tax season is a lucrative time for ID thieves

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Why more seniors are working longer

Improved health, changing job characteristics and Social Security rules are responsible for the graying workforce

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Elizabeth Warren proposes boosting Social Security benefits by raising taxes

Her plan would hike payroll taxes on incomes over $250,000 to increase monthly benefits by $200.

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2020 Social Security COLA expected to be 1.6%

The unofficial estimate would represent the smallest increase in benefits in three years.

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A Social Security workaround for some divorced spouses

Claiming benefits on an ex can speed collection of benefits on a new spouse.

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Helping clients crack the code on Social Security

It's critical that advisers educate clients about the benefits and trade-offs related to claiming Social Security at various ages.

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When to buy Medigap insurance

Rise in Medigap premiums is outpacing Social Security's cost-of-living adjustment, and the disparity is likely to get worse in 2020.