Topic: Social Security

Articles that mention Social Security or provide important details for those planning and / or receiving their Social Security benefits.

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Social Security Windfall Elimination Provision & Government Pension Offset

School of Social Security & Medicare

The Social Security Windfall Elimination Provision [WEP] and Government Pension Offset [GPO] rules can impact your retirement plan.

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COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact on Social Security

School of Social Security & Medicare

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing everything, including Social Security. Patricia L. Burris, CFP® discusses these impacts, so you know what to expect.

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Retirement Planning Resource Guide

School of Financial Wellness

Preparing for retirement involves considering your vision for the future and setting aside funds to bring your dream to reality.

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Year-End Financial Checklist

School of Financial Wellness

With 2020 coming to an end, it is time to revisit your financial plan and evaluate your options to minimize your tax burden.

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How to Calculate Provisional Income (a.k.a. Combined Income)

School of Social Security & Medicare

To prevent excess taxation on your Social Security income, it’s important to know how to calculate provisional income.

2021 Social Security Cost of Living Allowance [COLA] Update. Meld University Logo on top of a pen, paper with budget figures, and a calculator
Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment [COLA] for 2021

School of Social Security & Medicare

The Social Security Administration announced the Cost of Living Adjustment for 2021. Learn how this change could impact your finances.

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What the CARES Act means for Required Minimum Distributions (RMD’s)

School of Financial Wellness

The majority of media buzz on the CARES Act has been about fiscal stimulus. However, those nearing retirement should pay attention to RMD modifications for 2020.

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Social Security and the Earnings Test

School of Social Security & Medicare

When you claim Social Security benefits prior to your SS Full Retirement Age and continue to work, your benefits will be subject to the earnings test.

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Social Security and Medicare Cost-of-Living Adjustments for 2020

School of Social Security & Medicare

Find out the upcoming adjustments to Social Security and Medicare. Benefits and COLA details are provided so you can prepare for 2020.