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3 Ways to Score a Richer Monthly Social Security Payout | Personal-finance

(Kailey Hagen) Seniors are usually the ones claiming Social Security, but they’re not the only people who should be thinking about it. If you plan to rely upon Social Security in retirement, you need to understand how the decisions you make today will affect your benefit later. Here are three things you can start doing …

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Want More Social Security? Make These Key Moves While You’re Still Working | Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Maurie Backman) Saving for retirement is important. While you can expect some monthly income from Social Security, those benefits may not be enough to cover all your bills. That said, there are steps you can take to lock in a higher monthly Social Security benefit. And the good news? You don’t have to wait until …

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Tired of Raiding Your Savings for Home Repairs? Try This Instead

Image source: Getty Images Home repairs are a drag. Here’s how to make them less painful. Key points Home repairs can eat away at your savings over time. If you’re willing to work repair costs into your budget, you might manage to leave your savings more intact. Several months ago, my husband and I had …

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Rocket Cos to buy personal finance app Truebill for nearly $1.3 bln

Dec 20 (Reuters) – Rocket Cos Inc (RKT.N) said on Monday it would buy personal finance app Truebill for nearly $1.3 billion in cash, as the Detroit-based company looks to expand its reach in the consumer finance market. Shares of Rocket, a platform that comprises mortgages, tech-driven real estate and financial services businesses, were down …

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Want More Social Security? Make These Key Moves While You’re Still Working | Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Maurie Backman) Saving for retirement is important. While you can expect some monthly income from Social Security, those benefits may not be enough to cover all your bills. That said, there are steps you can take to lock in a higher monthly Social Security benefit. And the good news? You don’t have to wait until …

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Less Than Half of Workers Think They’ll Meet Their Retirement Savings Goals. Do These Things if You Have to Catch Up | Personal Finance

(Maurie Backman) It’s not unusual to come up with a magic savings number in the course of your retirement planning — a number you think will lend to long-term financial security and the ability to enjoy your senior years to the fullest. Maybe that number is $1 million. Maybe it’s $2 million. There’s no such …

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Smart Money Advice From A Personal Finance Iconoclast

By Kerry Hannon, Next Avenue getty Laurence Kotlikoff, the provocative Boston University economics professor and Social Security expert, has written an excellent new book, “Money Magic: An Economist’s Secrets to More Money, Less Risk, and a Better Life.” In it, he offers counterintuitive and surprising personal finance tips regardless of your age. You’ll want to …

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Here’s Exactly How to Optimize for the $4,194 Social Security Monthly Max | Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Kailey Hagen) A $4,194 monthly Social Security check could help you finance a pretty comfortable retirement, especially if you have personal savings too. But few people manage to pull this off. If you’re up for the challenge, here are the three steps you need to take to lock in the maximum Social Security benefit. Step …

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Regret Claiming Social Security Early? It’s Not Too Late to Fix That | Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Kailey Hagen) Choosing the right Social Security claiming age is crucial to maximizing your lifetime benefits. Wait too long, and you could miss out on Social Security altogether. Sign up too early, and you could cost yourself tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars over your lifetime. It’s pretty easy to sign up for …

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Here’s Exactly How to Optimize for the $4,194 Social Security Monthly Max | Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Kailey Hagen) A $4,194 monthly Social Security check could help you finance a pretty comfortable retirement, especially if you have personal savings too. But few people manage to pull this off. If you’re up for the challenge, here are the three steps you need to take to lock in the maximum Social Security benefit. Step …

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