Social Security isn't just for retirement. Disability benefits protect you during your career as well.
Those who are receiving Social Security spousal benefits, or counting on them, need to understand some complex rules before getting remarried.
Many retirees can get more in Social Security benefits by using a strategy called file and suspend. Here's how it work.
Social Security benefits for spouses are particularly intricate. To get every penny you deserve, learn about these common scenarios.
Welcome to Citrus County, Fla., where more than a third of residents are seniors. It's not just a stereotype of Florida. It's a peek into America's future.
Regardless how old you are now, it's likely you'll have a harder time pulling off a financially secure retirement than your parents did.
Though less likely to have college debt than young people, an increasing number Americans are entering their retirement years with student loan debt.
People born in 1955 or later should prepare for lower Social Security benefits if they retire early or go for delayed retirement credits.
You need to know Social Security's worst-case scenarios, get smarter about investing for retirement and keep your job skills competitive.
What age should you claim Social Security benefits? Choosing the age you draw benefits is one of the most important financial decisions you'll ever make.
To feel more optimistic about Social Security's funding, consider simple fixes, interest income, conservative wage projections and a realistic prognosis.
Once the Trust Funds empty in 2033, Social Security will only be able to pay 77 percent of scheduled benefits, the annual Social Security report concludes.
The Social Security formula doesn't treat every dollar of income in your work history the same. So working an extra year may not pad your benefit as much.
After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system, the government still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will.
Thousands of aging Americans are taking part in home-sharing programs that allow seniors to stay in their homes and save money while getting companionship.
Most early retirees think their expenses will stay the same after they quit working, but that's not a safe assumption. Here's why you'll likely spend more.
Even as millions of baby boomers approach retirement, the Social Security Administration has been closing a record number of field offices.
The good news is there are now more millionaires than ever. But when it comes to retirement, is a million dollars enough?
A million dollars in your retirement nest egg isn't what it used to be, but it sure beats having nothing at all.
Even if you intend to keep your job until your full Social Security benefits kick in, you should prepare for reality to interfere with your plans.