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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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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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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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The Surprising Truth About the Future of Social Security | Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Maurie Backman) One of the biggest myths surrounding Social Security is the idea that the program is rapidly running out of money. While Social Security may be at risk of depleting its trust funds within the next decade and change, it’s also expected to have plenty of money coming in. The reason? Social Security gets …

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The Surprising Truth About the Future of Social Security | Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Maurie Backman) One of the biggest myths surrounding Social Security is the idea that the program is rapidly running out of money. While Social Security may be at risk of depleting its trust funds within the next decade and change, it’s also expected to have plenty of money coming in. The reason? Social Security gets …

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3 Great Reasons to Take Social Security Benefits at 62 | Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Kailey Hagen) Signing up for Social Security at 62 means more years of checks, but there’s one drawback: The checks you receive at 62 are smaller than the ones you’d get if you delayed benefits. Some people choose to delay until they reach 70 to get the largest checks possible, but this isn’t the best …

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