Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 1:41 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Taking tax refund money to pay what a filer owes another government agency is not unusual. A federal lawsuit, however, says the Social Security Administration went too far.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 3:32 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Making nearly everybody pay taxes on Social Security is one way to cut its looming deficit.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 2:16 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Financial whizzes at the Pension Research Council suggest giving Social Security recipients a cash bonus for delayed claiming. What do you think?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 8:00 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

This advice will help you make the most of your Social Security benefits.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Read the fine print when you work with your investment professional. While they tend to be knowledgeable about taxes, there’s a disclaimer somewhere that they aren’t providing you tax advice.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015 1:56 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The president’s 2016 budget proposal has lot of suggestions that affect older Americans.

Monday, February 02, 2015 3:58 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Social Security makes it a little easier to pay Uncle Sam what you owe him.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 3:01 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Ida May Fuller claimed the first Social Security benefit check ever, 75 years ago on Jan. 31, 1940. Qualifying for benefits remains a worthy goal.

Monday, January 26, 2015 1:03 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Despite availability of online and telephone access, sometimes going to the Social Security office is the right thing to do.

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