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Claiming Social Security? 4 Must-Knows

You may be someone who looks forward to the day you retire, or you could be someone who plans on working for as long as possible. No matter which category you fall into, you should do some retirement planning in preparation for this major milestone.

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A Social Security Mistake Many Couples Make

Claiming Social Security prior to full retirement age (which falls between 66 and 67, depending on your year of birth) means slashing your monthly benefits for life. However, in some cases, it does pay to file early.

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4 Retirement Questions You Should Ask at 60

Retirement is an exciting milestone. Planning becomes even more crucial, once you get within a few years of saying goodbye to your career. As we turn 60 and inch closer to retirement, there are important questions to answer.

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2 Times Your Power of Attorney Won’t Work

Every estate plan should have a power of attorney, in which you give one or more people authority to act as agents on your behalf, when you aren’t able to. Every estate planner and guide to estate planning will tell you that. What few will tell you is there are at least two important instances when the power of attorney (POA) won’t be recognized and followed.

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5 Costly Mistakes with Social Security

On its surface, Social Security seems like a fairly straightforward program. You and your employer pay a tax based on your earnings, while you work. When you retire, you get a lifelong income stream that’s somewhat tied to how much you paid into the system.

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5 Tax-Related Retirement Mistakes

One of the best ways to prepare for retirement is to set aside money in a tax-advantaged retirement account. Hopefully, you have done so year after year and built a nice nest egg.

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