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Divorced? You may be eligible for ex-spouse Social Security benefits!

Posted by The Simply Money Advisors Team on Mar 14, 2018 2:13:39 PM

Social Security and all its claiming strategies can be really confusing! Take this, for example: did you realize there’s something called an ex-spouse benefit? If you were married for more than 10 years, you may be eligible to receive a portion of your ex’s benefit without them having any involvement.

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Retirement age isn’t the only factor you should consider when taking Social Security

Posted by The Simply Money Advisors Team on Jan 10, 2018 3:18:09 PM

A common factor that most married couples don’t consider is what will happen if one of them dies. While this topic may make you uncomfortable, it’s worth your time to think about.

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This one number is key to understanding your future Social Security benefit

Posted by The Simply Money Advisors Team on Nov 8, 2017 2:54:05 PM

Do you know how your future Social Security benefit is calculated? If you don’t know, you’re not alone. Most Americans have no idea.

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Is Social Security doomed?

Posted by The Simply Money Advisors Team on Sep 27, 2017 2:59:25 PM


Did you know 51% of non-retirees in America believe they won’t receive Social Security benefits, according to a new Gallup survey?

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How to get the most out of your future Social Security benefit

Posted by The Simply Money Advisors Team on Jul 26, 2017 2:41:19 PM

The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

It seems as though everyone who talks about Social Security is a “chicken little.” All the information you hear is nothing but doom and gloom. Some of the information may be accurate, but it can be hard to tell what’s real, what’s blown out of proportion, or what’s even so-called “fake news.”

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The incredibly easy Social Security tip everyone should follow

Posted by The Simply Money Team on Mar 1, 2017 2:11:54 PM

If you’re in the Simply Money Advisors’ Retirement Red Zone and still 20 years from retirement, your Social Security benefits are probably the last thing on your mind right now. But regardless of your age, if you pay into the system, there’s one thing you should do – and it’s incredibly easy.

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Change the way you think about Social Security

Posted by The Simply Money Team on Dec 7, 2016 2:38:02 PM

When it comes to Social Security, at Simply Money we often hear people saying, “I want to get out everything I put in, so I’m going to claim my benefits as early as possible.” While this thinking is completely understandable if you’ve paid into the system during your career, this thinking is unfortunately fundamentally flawed.

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New Budget Deal Affects Social Security strategies

Posted by The Simply Money Team on Nov 2, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Facing down another government shutdown, the House and Senate passed a new budget deal last week that suspends the debt limit until 2017 and increases funding levels for a number of federal programs. President Obama is expected to sign the deal into law early this week.[1]

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Topics: Economy, Social Security

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