As you get closer to retirement one of your top questions is probably when and how to apply for Social Security benefits. Should you submit your Social Security application at age 62 or 66? What are the steps to apply for Social Security once you’ve decided to start collecting retirement benefits? We’ll address these questions and more in the following paragraphs.
A popular question that I hear from baby boomers getting ready to retire is “how are Social Security benefits calculated?” This is an important question because it could affect how long you need to work, whether you should continue to work during your retirement years, or other aspects of your retirement plan. First, please note […]
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 […]
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 […]