Question: How can I see my earnings or my Social Security statement? (G. Hatter, Ft. Myers)   Answer: You can get your Social Security Statement (Statement) online by using your personal my Social Security account. Your online Statement gives you secure and convenient access to estimates for...
Thumbnail image from Unsplash  By Runar Thor In 2020, American households spent an average of $4,942 on groceries, which translates to some $412 per month. But with rising prices caused by the pandemic, these numbers likely would’ve risen since then —...
By Michael Berkhahn, CFP®  For millions of baby boomers, the retirement plans they carefully crafted over decades were severely shaken due to the pandemic. For a variety of reasons, many pre-retirees found themselves exiting the workforce earlier than anticipated. Fast...
The Social Security Administration celebrates Financial Literacy Month (FLM) every April to promote financial education and well-being in the United States. FLM also serves as a reminder that Social Security is a vital part of any financial plan. Our online...
From the AARP Bulletin, February 2024  Inflation has hurt lots of people on fixed incomes, but it has also created a potential piece of good news: the federal IRS tax brackets have been adjusted to reflect inflation. That could mean...
Q: What is the Ticket to Work (Ticket) Program? (M. Olson, Weston)  A: The Ticket Program offers Social Security beneficiaries with disabilities the choices, opportunities and supports needed to find and keep employment, increase their earnings, and reduce their dependence...
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Q: I received a letter from Social Security that they paid me more than they should have. What should I do now? (X. Miranda, Miramar)   Answer: If you got a letter in the mail that says you received more money...
By David Lukić This article was updated on September 9, 2023 Scams against older adults are on the rise, and also becoming more creative. With millions still falling victim each year, there's no sign of the trend stopping and many cases...
Question:  How does SSI work? Who is eligible? (G. Vergara, Doral)  Answer:  Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal program funded by general tax revenues (not Social Security taxes). It provides monthly payments to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter....
Thumbnail image from Pixabay This article was updated on September 11, 2023 By Leslie L. Megyeri  Research by Ashley Whillans of Harvard Business School found that money can buy happiness, including more free time to do things you want and like to do. Achieving happiness...
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