How Do Retirees Get Paid in Retirement?
What happens when the paychecks stop, and retirement begins? It is one of the most pressing questions we hear from people approaching retirement.
11 Things Everyone Should Know About Social Security Benefits
Social Security benefits are an important part of nearly everyone’s retirement plan. Many people think of Social Security benefits as a supplement to their income when they retire.
How the Death of a Spouse Affects Taxes and Retirement Income
Many people mistakenly believe their expenses will be half as much as a widow(er) than as a couple. This is true of some expenses, like food and clothing. However, larger expenses related…
Means Testing Social Security: What We Know Right Now
Means testing could take the form of more income taxes, a reduction in benefits, a surtax or some other method.
What Does It Mean to Be a “Retirement Specialist”?
The Rodgers & Associates logo includes “The Retirement Specialists.” The home page of our website says we “specialize in financial planning for those who are retired or expect to retire within…
Don’t Retire Broke!
The New Three-Legged Stool A Tax-efficient Approach to Retirement Planning was published in June of 2009. People had been told for years that they would be in a lower tax bracket…
Differences Between Spousal and Survivor Benefits, Explained
What you need to know about spousal and survivor benefits.
Where is Your Social Security Benefit Statement?
The benefit statement contains an estimate of monthly benefits at various claiming ages and for disability claims.
Can You Draw a Spousal Social Benefit if You are Divorced?
And what does “dually entitled” mean?
Common Questions About Social Security
Last month I started a series on planning for retirement. See the other posts in the series here: Has Planning for Retirement Ever Been More Difficult? Three More Questions Retirees Ask More Common Retirement Questions…
Social Security Basics
In 1935, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, which provided a nationwide retirement and social welfare program for the first time. Since then, Social Security has grown to become…
Keep Up-to-Date with Social Security
Annual Social Security benefit statements no longer come in the mail.
Hold on to Your Last Social Security Statement
The Social Security Administration will no longer mail you an annual Social Security statement. Here’s what you need to do.