Personal Finance

On Social Security and Going Back to Work? Prepare for This Unwanted Surprise

(Maurie Backman) If you’re a retiree who’s struggling to make ends meet in the face of inflation, you’re no doubt in good company. Living costs have soared over the past year, and while inflation is showing signs of cooling, a lot of progress still needs to be made before people get notable relief. You might …

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Can You Pass This 5-Question Social Security Quiz?

Do you know what your full Social Security retirement age is? Or what happens if you claim Social Security while you’re still working? In this short video, Certified Financial Planner® Matt Frankel asks and discusses these and other important Social Security questions you need to know the answers to. The $18,984 Social Security bonus most …

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On Social Security and Going Back to Work? Prepare for This Unwanted Surprise

(Maurie Backman) If you’re a retiree who’s struggling to make ends meet in the face of inflation, you’re no doubt in good company. Living costs have soared over the past year, and while inflation is showing signs of cooling, a lot of progress still needs to be made before people get notable relief. You might …

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Here’s how to rent a sustainable Christmas tree for the greenest holiday ever and what retail and warehousing jobs falling in November reveals about the typical holiday shopper

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. Greenest holiday ever? Here’s how to rent a sustainable Christmas tree There are ways to make ‘greener’ choices with your holiday evergreen. Read More Retail and warehousing jobs actually fell in November. It reveals a lot about the typical holiday shopper. Month to month, retail employment declined 30,000, …

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Do I Need A Financial Advisor Or Should I Go It Alone?

Do you need a financial advisor? The answer depends on different factors — the complexity of your finances, how comfortable you are managing investments, where you are in your wealth journey, and where you’d like to be. The advisor’s mission is to close the gap between where you are financially and where you’d like to …

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Should You Retire Ends Before 2022? Ask Yourself These Questions to Find Out.

(Maurie Backman) You may have certain things you want to do before 2022 wraps up. Those might include finishing your holiday shopping, finalizing your plans for New Year’s Eve, and leaving your job — for good. If you’re of retirement age, you may be thinking the time has come to close out your career and …

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3 Changes to Social Security in 2023 You Probably Didn’t Know

(Kailey Hagen) Social Security’s buying power has been declining for decades, but rarely have seniors felt it as much as they have this year. Record inflation has made pretty much everything more expensive, and that’s made life extremely difficult for those who have little to no personal savings to supplement their checks. But there’s some …

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