Tag: social security

Is Social Security Taxable?

The majority of American citizens pay taxes on social security benefits. Americans often pay income tax on approximately half to 85% of their social security...

Planning for Rising Healthcare Costs in Retirement

According to a recent study on retiree health care cost estimates, an average retired couple of 65 years in 2020 may need approximately $295,000 saved...

When Should You Begin Receiving Social Security Benefits?

Did you know that nine out of ten people age 65 and older are receiving Social Security benefits?  Also, social security benefits represent about 39%...

What the HECM (pronounced heck-em) is a HECM?

12 Ways to Help Improve Your Retirement Results! A HECM is a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage.  As a line of credit, it can’t be cancelled,...

Watch Out – Your Medicare Premiums May Soar!

We’ve all heard that healthcare costs in retirement are high. We’ve also heard that part of our retirement planning should be to understand these potential...

Double Dip or Triple Dip into Social Security

We are not talking about ice cream here but it does sound good, doesn’t it?  These Social Security strategies, however, could ultimately buy you a lot...

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