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Social Security
September 2018

Retiree Tax Tip: Tally Taxes on Social Security

Up to 85% of your Social Security benefits may be taxable depending on your income in retirement.

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2018

10 Things You Need to Know About Medicare

Heading into retirement brings a slew of new topics to grapple with, and one of the most maddening may be Medicare. Figuring out when to enroll in Medicare and which parts to enroll in can be daunting ...

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May 2018

FAQs About RMDs: Don't Blow Your Required Minimum Distributions

Required minimum distributions are annual withdrawals people generally are forced to start taking from tax-deferred retirement accounts, such as traditional IRAs and 401(k)s, once they reach age 70½. ...

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May 2018

Your Medicare Questions Answered

Medicare plays a critical role in retirees' health care starting at age 65. But signing up for Medicare is just the beginning. You'll need to understand the difference between Part A, Part B and Part D, ...

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May 2018

Your Social Security Questions Answered

What's the best age to claim Social Security benefits? Do you need to pay taxes on Social Security? What's a delayed retirement credit? Is a spousal benefit the same as a survivor benefit? Social Security ...

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QUIZ
February 2018

Do You Know the Best Social Security Claiming Strategies?

Social Security benefits are a key source of retirement income for most Americans. Yet, many workers planning for retirement—and even some retirees—don't understand how the federal program works. ...

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Social Security
May 2017

Social Security Help: Dividend Income and the Social Security Earnings Test

For early claimers, some kinds of income can temporarily reduce your Social Security benefits.

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2017

10 Things You Must Know About Medicare

Heading into your retirement years brings a slew of new topics to grapple with, and one of the most maddening may be Medicare. Figuring out when to enroll, what to enroll in and what coverage will be best ...

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Social Security
March 2017

Social Security Tips to Maximize Your Benefits

Answers to real-life questions about Social Security claiming strategies.

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Medicare
March 2017

Why Some People Pay Less for Medicare Than Others

What you need to know about Medicare premiums -- and how to reduce yours under certain circumstances.

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Making Your Money Last
April 2016

Taxes on Social Security Can Be a Costly Retirement Surprise

Depending on your income, you may owe tax on as much as 85% of your Social Security benefits.

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Retirement
October 2015

6 Tax Factors to Consider When Picking a Retirement Destination

It pays to know how much you might pay in state and local taxes before you move.

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November 2013

10 Things You Must Know About Roth Accounts

Tax-free income is a dream of every taxpayer. And if you save in a Roth account, it's a reality. Roths are the youngsters of the retirement savings world. The Roth IRA, named after the late Delaware Sen. ...

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Retirement
November 2012

6 Essential Documents for Alzheimer's

Prepare these documents, and update older ones, while you still have the decision-making capacity to do so.

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Retirement
November 2012

Top Web Sites on Alzheimer's Disease

These resources for patients and caregivers can help provide guidance for dealing with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

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