Top 17 Articles of 2017

From the passing of the RAISE Family Caregivers Act to offer much-needed support to caregivers, to Trump’s tax overhaul, we covered a lot of ground in 2017. It was a year that included a massive data breach, the ACA almost being … [Read more...]

Find Out Why Only 1.5% Of Social Security Recipients Use This Program!

Q. My mother, Louise, was diagnosed with dementia when she was 60 years old. Her dementia has progressively gotten worse since then, and I am helping a lot these days with some caregiving tasks, and money matters. My mother is … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: When Will I Receive My Replacement Medicare Card Without my Social Security Number?

Dear Bebe, I heard Medicare will be replacing our current cards with cards that don't have our Social Security number on them. Do you know the timeframe for getting a replacement card? Thanks, Ann Nucard --- Dear … [Read more...]

Should You Collect Social Security Earlier for a “Happier Retirement?”

For years, Social Security experts were suggesting that seniors wait as long as they could to collect their Social Security benefits. But the tide is turning, and now, some experts are saying to go ahead and collect your benefits … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Do I Pay Taxes on my Social Security Benefits?

Dear Ribbit I retired last year, and started receiving Social Security payments. Do I have to pay taxes on my Social Security benefits? Rita Iremint ------ Dear Rita, Originally, Social Security benefits weren’t … [Read more...]

Major Changes to Social Security Are Happening This Year

Q. I am turning 62 this year, and I am trying to figure out Social Security. Should I take it now, or wait until later? Besides figuring out this important detail, I heard that there are some major changes that are happening this … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Social Security Ends Annual Mailings

Dear Commander Bun Bun,   I heard that Social Security will no longer be sending statements in the mail? Is that true, and if so, how can we find out about our benefits?   Thanks!   Nomar Statemenz ----Dear Nomar, As … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Do I Have to File for Medicare?

Dear Baxter, I will turn 65 soon, but am still working full time. I was planning on retiring, but my husband died suddenly two years ago at the age of 70, so I will still need to work for several more years. I have good health … [Read more...]

Is Social Security or Medicare Running Out of Money? What the 2016 Trustees Report Has to Say

Social Security is vital to Americans, providing workers and their families with retirement, disability, and survivors insurance benefits. Medicare is also an essential program for American seniors. Since its creation in 1965, … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: I Am Nearing Retirement- What to Consider

Dear Angel, The day I have been dreaming about for most of my adult life is almost here. In fact, at work yesterday, I met with human resources and my boss and started planning for my last days at work. With all this excitement … [Read more...]