Social Security

Understand how Social Security works and when you should consider taking it.

How to Stay on Top of Your Retirement Savings

Ever wonder if you're on track to reach your retirement goal? Here's how to calculate how much you should have saved by now.

Social Security FAQs

We answer common questions about Social Security to help you maximize your retirement benefits.

Working in Retirement: Social Security and Medicare

If you've retired but are considering returning to work, be aware that your decision may affect your Social Security and Medicare benefits.

6 Things to Do If You're Nearing Retirement

Planning to retire in 10 years or less? Find out what you need to know and do for a smoother transition.

Social Security: When to Start Drawing Benefits?

Leverage the Social Security retirement age chart if you are not yet full retirement age to know when you should start drawing benefits.

The Future of Social Security and Medicare?

Medicare and Social Security are projected to run out of money in less than a decade. Mike Townsend discusses possible solutions to the shortfalls and the likelihood of each.

Social Security Inflation Bump: What Does It Mean?

Social Security benefits are getting another sizeable bump next year. Unfortunately, it won't be as big as the jumbo-sized increases of the 2023 and 2022.

Divorce After 50: The Impact on Retirement Savings

What to know when going through a late-in-life divorce.

How Higher Income Can Affect Medicare Premiums

Medicare premiums can jump sharply if your retirement income rises above certain levels, but there are steps you can take to prepare and minimize the impact.

A Guide on Taking Social Security

You may be eligible to collect Social Security as early as 62, but waiting until age 70 yields greater benefits for most people. Here's how to decide.