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Federal Reserve Raises Rates

Central Bank officials forecast that three interest rate hikes are likely in 2018, indicating higher confidence in the U.S. economy. Several economists are estimating that number could be as high as four with…

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Complications to Consider With Social Security Retirement Benefits

There are times for some when claiming benefits at the earliest possible age of 62 is done out of necessity, but it’s been reported that in recent years about a third of retirees are claiming earlier than their FRA for other reasons including the worry that Social Security’s fund may dissolve later on.

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What Will You Pay for Medicare in 2018?

Due to a provision in the Social Security Act called the “hold harmless” rule, Medicare premiums for existing beneficiaries can’t increase faster than their Social Security benefits. Over the past few years, Social Security benefits didn’t…

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Tax Reform Gains Momentum

The recent Senate vote follows the House’s tax bill which was passed several weeks earlier. While the House could choose to expedite legislation by voting on the Senate bill without amendments…

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Social Security: Spousal and Survivor Benefits

While there can be dozens of different ways for married couples to file for benefits, we’ll share an overview of Social Security’s spousal and survivor’s benefits to keep in mind, no matter your circumstances as a parent, spouse, former spouse, or widow(er).

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Social Security Retirement: Tips on How and When to File

Upon first glance, the process of applying for Social Security retirement benefits can appear strenuous or complicated. While the history of Social Security is complex and it has undergone numerous changes and expansions, many people remain most concerned about two common questions…

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