Are Your Social Security Benefits Taxable?

Published on 28 January 2015

If you've recently begun receiving Social Security benefits or plan to apply in the near future, you may be wondering this tax season: are Social Security benefits taxable?

Seventy-nine and Still Going Strong

Published on 31 July 2014

For the past 79 years, Social Security has maintained its place as an American cornerstone. Secure as its foundation is, Social Security has also been at the forefront of change. As the face of America has evolved over the course of the last eight decades, so too has Social Security changed along with the needs of the nation.

Dust Off Your Financial Plan

Published on 31 March 2014

Well, spring has sprung, but before you get started with spring cleaning, perhaps another matter deserves some dusting off—your long-term financial plan.

We're All in This Together

Published on 4 March 2013

As our legislators and other elected leaders begin the process of creating an annual budget, scores of concerned citizens are ready to offer information and rationales to help guide their deliberations. 

Spring into Retirement

Published on 4 March 2013

Here are a few important items about Social Security retirement benefits and how to apply for them.

Medicare Open Enrollment Begins October 15—Review Your Plan!

Published on 1 October 2012

With more benefits, better choices and lower costs, the Social Security Administration is encouraging people with Medicare and their families to start reviewing drug and health plan coverage options for 2013.

Get Your Social Security Statement Online

Published on 1 August 2012

Do you remember receiving a Social Security statement in the mail? It provided valuable information regarding your Social Security benefits, including estimates of your future payments. Now you can get the Social Security statement online.

Social Security: What Every Woman Should Know

Published on 1 May 2012

Social Security plays a vital role in the lives of women. With longer life expectancies than men, women tend to live more years in retirement and have a greater chance of exhausting other sources of income. 

Forget Spring Cleaning: Scrub Your Budget Instead

Published on 2 April 2012

Spring is here! Time for spring cleaning? People everywhere are shedding the effects of winter. But what about dusting off your long-term financial plan?

Social Security Tax Tips for 2012

Published on 29 February 2012

Time goes by so quickly, it can be easy to forget important deadlines and even easier to let critical items fall behind on your to-do list.

Earn (and Keep) More Money

Published on 2 March 2012

You probably already know that there was an increase in Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) monthly payments at the beginning of the year.