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Using Social Security Online

Submitted by Wayne Fourman on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 3:00pm

You might think that dealing with a federal agency, such as the Social Security Administration (SSA), means long lines in some office near you. Not so: If you’re an adult, you can monitor your benefits situation with a few clicks of the keyboard and start serious planning for your retirement income.

Can Income Hurt Benefits?

Submitted by Jim Blankenship on Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 12:00pm

You may count on Social Security as a mainstay of income in your looming retirement. When you take benefits and how much you keep working can shrink that monthly check, though. Here’s what to know.

Retirement Fear: Inflation

Submitted by Joseph A. Clark on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 3:00pm

When you were a kid, did you fear monsters hiding in your closet or under your bed? You’re no kid anymore and new fears haunt you – such as running out of money in retirement after a lifetime of watching prices go up. You can still plan now to enjoy enough to spend as well as how to spend it.

5 To-Dos Before Retiring

Submitted by Derec Mieden on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 3:00pm

After decades of hard work and saving, you finally enter your golden years. If you’re gearing up to retire this year, here are five tasks to keep in mind, from spending cash to spending time.

Retiring? Redefine Yourself

Submitted by Gary Brooks on Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 3:00pm

Far more than merely an economic event, retirement is a life redefining milestone. Leaving work and transitioning to a different way to spend your time and money can change your identity. One trick: an open mind regarding leisure, learning, family and, believe it or not, even more work.

Retirement Drawdown Tips

Submitted by Gary Brooks on Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 3:00pm

Your financial life, like climbing a mountain, does not end when you reach the summit, your retirement. Getting down safely, or making your retirement income last, requires a set of different strategies. How can you withdraw your money without depleting it?

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