Q: I am 61 at this time and my 62nd birthday will be on January 28th, 2013. I am planning on applying for Social Security retirement benefits in October, 3 months before by birthday. My question is when will I receive my first Social Security check after I have applied for benefits? Will I receive […]
Spouses who do not work or who have substantially lower earnings than their spouse may be able to collect Social Security benefits based on their spouse’s earnings. Below is a common question about spousal benefits.
You’re getting ready to retire and you’ve made the decision to start collecting your Social Security retirement benefits. What’s the next step? You need to actually apply for your benefits (they aren’t automatic). Probably one of the most common Social Security questions is how to apply for Social Security benefits. There are three ways to […]
Most people underestimate the impact that Social Security retirement benefits will have on their retirement. They either assume it won’t be there for them, or that it won’t be enough to make a difference. The truth is that Social Security will be there for you (although I suspect it will be revised several times to […]
Earlier this year, retirees on Social Security saw one of the largest COLA increases they’ve seen in years – since the 1980s to be exact. Unfortunately, the Social Security COLA is expected to be zero for the next few years. If you’ve been receiving Social Security for a while, you know that your benefits are […]