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2021 COLA Gives Modest Increase

Social Security beneficiaries will see a modest increase in the 2021 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). The 2021 adjustment of 1.3 percent will increase benefits for roughly 70 million Social Security beneficiaries resulting in an average increase of $20 per month…

Retirement Social Security

Before You Claim Social Security

A few things you may want to think about before filing for benefits. Whether you want to leave work at 62, 67, or 72, claiming the retirement benefits you are entitled to by federal law is no casual decision.…

Retirement Social Security

Could Social Security Really Go Away?

That may be unlikely, but the program does face financial challenges. Will Social Security run out of money in the 2030s? You may have heard warnings about this dire scenario coming true. These warnings, however, assume that no action…

Social Security

Social Security by the Numbers

Facts about the federal Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program. Social Security has been a pillar of retirement life for several decades, but how much do you really know about it? Here are some facts that might surprise…