Blog posts tagged with "social security"
For the first time since 2013, the IRS is raising the contributions limits for IRAs. The maximum contribution for 401(k) accounts and IRAs is increasing by $500 for 2019. If you have not already done so, now is the time to plan for contributions
Tracy Wells, Investment Advisor Representative and Financial Planning Specialist, has achieved her National Social Security Advisors certificate from the National Social Security Association LLC in Cincinnati.
With all of the headlines about the changes to tax law, you probably have lots of questions. Here are answers to some of the most common questions taxpayers have this year.
Happy New Year! We would like to highlight some figures that will be helpful in your financial and retirement planning for this coming year.
Social Security recipients will receive a 2% increase in their benefit in 2018.
If you changed your name for any reason during the past year, you will need to file Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card, with the Social Security Administration (SSA) to notify them of the name change before you submit your 2017 tax returns...
The Social Security Administration announced earlier this year that they will be mailing out fewer Social Security Statements. Only people age 60 and over will receive annual statements in the mail.
Have you ever put together a jigsaw puzzle? If you're like me, you dump out all of the pieces, turn them so you can see a glimpse of the picture, sort out the edge pieces...
The Social Security claiming strategy, "File and Suspend," will be phased out May 1, 2016, as a result of The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015.
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 made two changes to social security benefit strategies.
In this seminar, Changes & Critical Decisions to Maximize your Social Security Benefits, we will explain how to strategically utilize the changes in the Social Security filing rules as you approach retirement.
On November 2, 2015, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 was signed into law. With this, some of the creative claiming strategies, specifically â€śfile and suspend" and " restricted application"...
The Social Security Administration (SSA) began as the Social Security Board (SSB) when President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act on August 14, 1935.
I am a fan of budgets! Yes, that might make me a nerd, but I'm good with that. Some might think that being on a budget is too restrictive, but I have personally found that...
When working with our clients on filing for Social Security benefits, we strive to explore all available claiming strategies.Recently, I had the privilege of helping several...
I'm approaching retirement. Now what? When should I start taking Social Security benefits? How does Medicare fit into the picture? Can anybody help me?
As our clients approach their transition to retirement, they typically want advice on two specific Social Security topics: when to start taking benefits and leveraging claiming strategies.
We have written many times about the importance of when you begin to take your Social Security benefits, since the monthly amount you receive increases if you delay.
As you plan for retirement, one of the risks that you need to keep in mind is longevity risk, the risk of running out of retirement resources during your lifetime.
Joe Taxpayer started receiving his Social Security benefits at age 62. At the time, he thought it was a smart decision, but now, at age 66 (his full retirement age), Joe
In previous blogs, Iâ€™ve written about key terms that affect your decision on when to start taking Social Security Benefits.
Adapted from Real Life Stories As we meet with clients approaching retirement, it’s interesting to listen to them talk about when they intend to start taking their
â€śIâ€™m approaching retirement. Now what? When should I start taking Social Security benefits? How does Medicare fit into the picture? Can anybody help me?
When is the best time to start taking my Social Security benefits? The answer to that question is: â€śIt depends!â€ť
When can I start taking Social Security benefits? I've been asked that question several times recently.
The Whitcomb & Hess team is pleased to announce four seminars that will help you navigate your financial future with confidence. You'll get practical learning and walk away with a new level of peace about your financial future.
Check your tax situation before year-end
You may have noticed that the Social Security Administration didn't mail you a copy of your Social Security Statement
Thoughts on "How Social Security Claiming Decision Affects Portfolio Longevity" and "Value of Delaying Social Security Benefits".