Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 4:35 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Take a look at the size of benefits for Social Security recipients with a full retirement age of 66 who file for benefits in 2015.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 5:05 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

When it comes to developing a strategy for claiming Social Security benefits, there’s not 1 decision that’s right for everyone. There are a lot of variables.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:30 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

For 6 in 10 (59 percent) employed retirees, the primary reasons they work are nonfinancial, including to stay mentally alert (18 percent), to remain physically active (15 percent) or to have a sense of purpose (14 percent).

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 4:17 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Fewer people are claiming Social Security at age 62, according to a new analysis.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Waiting until at least full retirement age gives you a full benefit and some options you don’t have by filing early.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 7:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

I’m 62 years old today and old enough to claim Social Security — but I’m not going to.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 2:20 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here’s how to make a boomer happy. Let him or her celebrate a 62nd birthday, draw Social Security and still keep working at full pay. Unfortunately, the system doesn’t work that way. Today, people who are between 62 and full retirement age — 65 or 66, depending on their age — can claim Social Security, but if