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15 Facts about Social Security

By on May 20, 2014 in Newsletter Articles with 0 Comments
15 Facts about Social Security

It’s easy to take Social Security for granted when retirement is years away, but with 94% of the U.S. workforce covered by Social Security,* it’s likely that this program will play a role in your financial future, perhaps even sooner than you think. Here are some facts and statistics from the Social Security Administration that […]

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The Impact of Health-Care Costs on Social Security

By on April 9, 2014 in Newsletter Articles with 0 Comments

For many retirees and their families, Social Security provides a dependable source of income. In fact, for the majority of retirees, Social Security accounts for at least half of their income (Source: Fast Facts & Figures About Social Security, 2013). However, more of that income is being spent on health-related costs each year, leaving less […]

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How much money should I save for retirement?

By on March 5, 2014 in Newsletter Articles with 0 Comments
How much money should I save for retirement?

The obvious answer is, as much as you can. You’ll probably need to build a fund that you can draw on for much of your retirement income. This may be possible to do if you start early and make smart choices.

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Are you ready to retire?

By on January 31, 2014 in Newsletter Articles with 0 Comments
Are you ready to retire?

Here are some questions to ask yourself when deciding whether or not you are ready to retire. Is your nest egg adequate? It’s obvious, but the earlier you retire, the less time you’ll have to save, and the more years you’ll be living off of your retirement savings. The average American can expect to live […]

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New Reports Show Challenging Financial Outlook Continues for Social Security and Medicare

By on June 10, 2013 in Social Security with 0 Comments
New Reports Show Challenging Financial Outlook Continues for Social Security and Medicare

Every year, the Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds release reports to Congress on the current financial condition and projected financial outlook of these programs. This year’s reports, released on May 31, 2013, show that both programs face urgent financial challenges that should be addressed as soon as possible.

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Social Security: When Should You Start Receiving Retirement Benefits

By on February 25, 2013 in Video with 0 Comments
Social Security: When Should You Start Receiving Retirement Benefits

  Social Security: When Should You Start Receiving Retirement Benefits

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February 23, 2013 – Social Security

By on February 23, 2013 in Radio Show with 0 Comments

Kurt Czarnowski, the Social Security Administration’s former Regional Communications Director for New England joins to talk with host Chris Boyd. They will cover Social Security basics and making the most out of your benefits.

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Two Social Security Strategies for Married Couples

By on November 7, 2012 in Newsletter Articles with 0 Comments
Two Social Security Strategies for Married Couples

Deciding when to begin receiving Social Security benefits is a major financial issue for anyone approaching retirement because the age at which you apply for benefits will affect the amount you’ll receive. If you’re married,

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October 6, 2012 – Randy Hunt & Herb Montgomery join Chris Boyd – topics: Randy’s campaign initiatives, Social Security Income strategies, Unemployment Rate, Debates, & Leadership

By on October 9, 2012 in Radio Show with 0 Comments

With one month until the elections, the program started with a discussion with State Rep. Randy Hunt as he discussed his priorities to make more efficient use of tax revenues aimed ultimately at saving the tax payers of Massachusetts money, and identifying possible ways to make existing services more effective at their goals.

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Why Women Need Social Security

Why Women Need Social Security

Did you know that the first person ever to receive ongoing Social Security benefits was a woman? Ever since Ida May Fuller received the first retirement benefit check in 1940, women have been counting on Social Security to provide much-needed retirement income. Social Security provides other important benefits too, including disability and survivor’s benefits, that […]

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