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August 17

Claiming Social Security early has lasting impact on survivors

Rush to take benefits due to illness may not be the best move.

August 3

7 surprising facts about the Social Security earnings test

Benefits lost to excess earnings are restored at full retirement age.

July 19

Checking one off the bucket list

Columnist tests a long-held dream for her retirement and finds it lacking

July 11

Retirees spend their golden years on campus

As seniors flock to live near universities, Purchase College in New York is developing a retirement community.

June 14

Roth conversions can boost Medicare premiums

But one year of higher health care costs may be worth it to lower RMDs and taxes in the future.

June 8

2034 is a pivotal year for Social Security

Although the trust fund depletion date remains unchanged, 2034 is when surplus funds will run out if Congress doesn't act

May 18

The gig economy as a backup retirement plan

Some workers embrace side hustles to boost their nest eggs.

May 11

Countdown to retirement

Reviewing key deadlines with a group of friends at age 64

May 4

Recent rule changes to boost retiree health costs

New analysis quantifies the effect on Medicare premiums and Social Security benefits.

April 27

Retirement outlook for millennials

They're drowning in debt, but are highly educated and have decades to get on track.

April 20

The $1 million gender wealth gap

Compounding female wage inequity jeopardizes retirement security

April 12

Guaranteed income tops boomers' retirement wish list

Those who work with an adviser are most likely to buy an annuity.


March 30

What every woman should know about Social Security

Benefits for every stage of life, from worker and mother to divorced spouse or widow.

March 23

Social Security benefits losing buying power

Low inflation combined with rising Medicare costs threaten the adequacy of seniors' income.

March 15

Social Security budget cuts lead to declining customer service

Telephone, in-person wait times soar as the demand for retirement benefits rises.

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