How can you be sure that nest egg will last? Here are some tips from a former investment advisor, who by following her own advice, has been comfortably retired with her husband for the past four years. Before saying bye-bye to your paycheck, obviously the first thing you need to consider is the amount you’ve…

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Do I have to pay income taxes on social security benefits I receive? You will have to pay Federal taxes on your benefits if you file a Federal tax return as an individual and your total income is more than $25,000.  If you file a joint return, you will have to pay taxes if you and your…

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By Doug Callahan Still not exactly sure how Social Security works? That’s OK – it’s only been around since 1935. Just kidding … this stuff can be confusing. Let’s see if we can help a little. When President Roosevelt first signed the Social Security Act, it was a reaction to the Great Depression, and all…

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A Look at Social Security Benefits in 2009 By Doug Callahan Here are some interesting fact and figures, courtesy of Social Security Online. – – In 2009, $675.5 billion of Social Security benefits (SS) was paid out as part of Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance. 36.4 million Americans received Old Age Insurance as a part…

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Depending on Social Security qualifications, this may be a good way to pay for Senior Housing and Home Health Care By Doug Callahan Social Security benefits are an excellent way to supplement the cost of home health care and pay for senior housing. But unfortunately, your monthly Social Security check will probably not cover the…

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Apply for Social Security Online The Cousins are Back and They’re Filing Online: Patty Duke Reprises Patty and Cathy Lane for new Retire Online Campaign Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, and Patty Duke, Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy winning actress, today unveiled Social Security’s new online retirement application and launched the agency’s…