Social Security, 70 is the New 65

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When It Comes to Social Security, 70 is the New 65 If you’re reading this story, you’re likely at least 50 years young. Yes, young — and I don’t mean it in the cutesy way that people sometimes talk about aging. I mean it in that living well into your 80s and beyond is no […]

Saving For Retirement

11 Numbers That Will Terrify You Into Saving For Retirement Right This Minute. Every day you delay will hurt you in the end. It can be tough to save for retirement when it is still decades away. It’s apparently even tough for older workers who are on the verge of retirement. Living expenses can eat […]

Social Security to Run Out

Report: Social Security to Run Out of Funds in 2036 The financial landscape for Social Security and Medicare federal entitlement programs, two of the most important programs in the social safety net for American seniors, has been given a bleak forecast concerning the financial solvency of the programs according to a government report issued earlier this week […]

Social Security Insecurity

Social Security Insecurity Pressing The Reset Button: The Gap Years. Social Security & an IPA Social Security Insecurity. As human lifespan climbs steadily towards the century mark, Social Security is only one — and woefully inadequate — means of funding a lengthening retirement period. In fact, we’re in the midst of creating second-stage work lives, or […]

Planning for Retirement

Planning for Retirement Social Security Resource Center  Savings & Planning  Planning for Retirement. Survey: Paying Off Debt Is Higher Priority Than Retirement Funding AARP, Ad Council release new campaign to spur increased savings. Saving for retirement takes a back seat to paying off significant debt for Americans ages 40 to 59, according to a recent […]

Social Security benefits

What you don’t know about Social Security benefits could cost you For so many, Social Security is the safety net they just cannot live without. But knowing when to collect your benefits and understanding the system’s complex rules can be very vexing. In a poll earlier this year conducted for MassMutual, nearly half of respondents […]

Is retirement really harder now?

Is retirement really harder now? Is funding retirement really harder than in years past? In a nutshell, yes. There are many reasons this is true, but following are the three list-toppers: First, people are living longer. When Social Security began in 1935 the average life expectancy was 61. Now, life expectancy is almost 86. Most people […]

Critical Retirement

69% of Seniors Say Social Security ‘Critical’ Retirement Plans I found this article today with some surveys, one by Social Security: office of retirement and Disability Policy. More than two-thirds of seniors say that Social Security benefits are critical to their retirement planning according to a new survey, while a plurality said their biggest financial […]

5 Ways Retirement Plans Go Off Track

5 Ways Retirement Plans Go Off Track Bob Carlson , CONTRIBUTOR. I research/write about all facets of retirement/retirement planning. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. The retirement stories I most hate to hear are about people who entered retirement financially secure but saw that security disappear over the years. These stories are all […]

Taking Social Security Payments

Taking Social Security Payments ASAP Makes Retirees Happy, But At What Cost? The decision to take or delay receiving Social Security payments can be one of the most difficult quandaries that retirees face, and the right answer isn’t always the one that results in the most immediate happiness. Financial planning blogger Dirk Cotton explores this […]