How and When to File for Social Security

Learn how to decide when to file for Social Security and tips to keep in mind when applying for benefits.

Should You Take Social Security Early?

Deciding when to take Social Security benefits can have a big impact on your retirement. These are some tips to keep in mind.

How Much Social Security Will Really Cover

Social Security will cover you, but it won’t cover much more than this.

When buying an immediate annuity, give the government a shot

If you are in the market for an immediate annuity and are already taking Social Security, an oft-overlooked strategy is to let Uncle Sam give you a bid. Often, the government can give you a better return, on a lump sum, than an insurance company can. How? Let me give you an example, to illustrate. Imagine you are 70 years …