Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 2:01 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Think your Social Security benefit is wrong? Gather proof, contact the agency and ask for a second opinion.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014 2:58 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Waiting until age 66 to claim has a big payoff.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 2:50 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Social Security is looking at schemes to make you wait past 62 to claim. Do you think any of these ideas would work?

Thursday, November 06, 2014 2:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

If you’re retired and struggling to pay student loans, here are some options.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 1:19 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Fixing 401(k)s, making working longer easier, and paying more Social Security taxes are three of the key changes outlined in a new book on the subject of retirement.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:47 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

The increase is modest, but the impact affects millions.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

Delayed retirement credits are earned when workers delay receiving benefits after their full retirement age up to age 70.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 5:17 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

The U.S. fell to No. 13 among 25 nations that have retirement plans. Here are five suggestions for putting our system back in the top half.

Thursday, October 02, 2014 12:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Playing the Social Security game requires the same strategic skills that might make you good at Monopoly.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 2:15 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

It looks like the 2015 COLA will be about 1.7 percent — bad news for Social Security recipients hoping for more.

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