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Social Security: Myths vs. Facts

There are a lot of myths and misunderstandings about Social Security. This article addresses a few of them. Learn the facts and obtain a better understanding about Social Security at our next Educational Workshop, “Savvy Social Security Planning”, on January 30, 2018. See post for details.

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Before You Claim Social Security

The decisions you make now regarding your Social Security benefits can have a tremendous impact on the total amount you will receive over your lifetime. This article touches on things you should consider when deciding to file for your benefits.

Social Security 2018 Cost of Living Adjustments

Examining the 2018 Social Security COLA

Wondering how Social Security cost of living adjustments are determined? This article, written in the fall of 2017, provides insights about the COLA for 2018. Learn how your Social Security benefits are calculated and strategies to help you maximize them at our “Savvy Social Security Planning” Educational Workshop.

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Should You Apply for Social Security Now or Later?

Learn the best time to file for Social Security at our next Educational Workshop. “Savvy Social Security Planning” will be held on January 30, 2018 at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens from 5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend and a light supper will be provided..

The A, B, C, & D of Medicare

Whether your 65th birthday is on the horizon or decades away, you should understand the parts of Medicare – what they cover, and where they come from.

Medicare Enrollment Options for 2017-18

Key Medicare enrollment periods are approaching. This fall and winter, there are three periods in which Medicare beneficiaries can either enroll or disenroll in forms of coverage.   >> Oct. 15-Dec. 7, 2017: Open enrollment period. This is when you can exit Original Medicare (Part A & B) for a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C) […]

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