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44 Social Security 'Secrets' All Baby Boomers and Millions of Current Recipients Need to Know - Revised!

44 Social Security 'Secrets' All Baby Boomers and Millions of Current Recipients Need to Know - Revised!

Social Security’s Handbook has 2,728 separate rules governing its benefits.

How soon do I need to start my application for Social Security retirement benefits? | Investopedia

When to Apply for Social Security Retirement Benefits

Understand when to apply for Social Security benefits and when you can expect to receive monthly payments based on age and date of birth.

Do you know how to maximize your social security spousal benefits?

How to Maximize Social Security Spousal Benefits - Rules & Eligibility

Do you know how to maximize your social security spousal benefits?

The Most Important Social Security Chart You'll Ever See -- The Motley Fool

The Most Important Social Security Chart You'll Ever See | The Motley Fool

More than 40% of pre-retirees have a big misunderstanding about Social Security.

This Simple Math Helps You Decide When to Take Social Security -- The Motley Fool

This Simple Math Helps You Decide When to Take Social Security | The Motley Fool

Thousands of dollars are at stake based on when you claim benefits.

What happens to your Social Security payments when one spouse dies | PBS NewsHour

What happens to your Social Security payments when one spouse dies

When Social Security was created, family benefits did not drop off sharply when one spouse died because few women were in the workforce. But with the first baby boomers now age 72, the volume of very difficult survivor situations will be increasing sharply.

Income threat: 4 mistakes that could slash your overall Social Security benefits

Income threat: 4 mistakes that could slash your overall Social Security benefits

Though Social Security was never designed to sustain retirees by itself, it can serve as a substantial income source. That's why it's crucial to get the most money out of the program as possible.

This is how your Social Security retirement benefit could be $5,600 higher each year

This is how your Social Security retirement benefit could be $5,600 higher each year

Your annual Social Security benefit payout could be substantially higher if you meet just one condition: Wait to retire.

Can I Get Social Security Benefits Through My Spouse?

Can You Get Spousal Security Benefits?

With spousal Social Security, you can get retirement benefits through your spouse. Here is how it works.

How to Avoid Taxes on Your Social Security Income

How to Avoid Taxes on Your Social Security Income

The average monthly Social Security benefit for a retired worker was about $1,230 at the beginning of 2012. That's about $15,000 of income for the year. If...

A married couple should do this to get the most from Social Security

How to coordinate your and your spouse’s benefit to maximize Social Security income

Social Security Strategies for Married Couples

Best Social Security Strategies for Married Couples | Kiplinger

Spouses can boost their benefits by coordinating the timing of their claims.

5 Social Security Changes in 2020 That Could Affect Your Take-Home Income

5 Social Security Changes in 2020 That Could Affect Your Take-Home Income

These adjustments could directly impact the wallets of program beneficiaries -- and even nonretirees -- next year.

Social Security: 5 Smart Ways to Get More Benefits

Social Security: 5 Smart Ways to Get More Benefits — The Motley Fool

One of them could mean a 30% increase in benefits -- or more.

Social Security spousal benefits: 5 shocking facts you should know

Social Security spousal benefits: 5 shocking facts you should know

Millions of workers expect to enjoy Social Security benefits after they retire.