Category Archives: Social Security

Finally, an increase to your Social Security benefits

From an increase to the retirement age to an increase in Medicare surcharges, retirees will see quite a few changes to their Social Security benefits and Medicare expenses in 2018. This article highlights some of the major changes retirees should be aware of. Cost-of-Living Adjustment Retirees are finally getting a 2% increase in their Social Security benefits in 2018, which is the largest cost-of-living adjustment in six years. For individuals, the average retirement benefit will… Read More »

The Rising Medicare Scams You Need to Know About

Grace Birnstengel, Next Avenue Associate Editor Open Enrollment time is here, and in addition to navigating the Medicare maze to get the best benefits possible, those eligible for the federal health program for Americans 65+ have another thing to be worried about: Medicare scams. The Federal Trade Commission warns that scammers may pose as “official” Medicare agents over the phone or at the door in an attempt to gather personal information or swindle people into purchasing… Read More »

Following The Herd Can Leave You Lost During Retirement

Forbes Finance Council Six times more people have died coming down Mount Everest than while climbing Mount Everest. The same can happen as you come down the mountain after retirement. How you distribute wealth, or “disinvest,” is even more important than how you invest. The savings decisions you are making today have far more implications than you might be seeing. Simply following “the herd” without exploring these consequences can spell trouble down the road. In… Read More »