I am excited to announce that I will now be a regular contributor to the U.S. News On Retirement blog. The blog features topics including 401(k)s, IRAs, Social Security, Medicare, retirement lifestyles, and a variety of other aspects of retirement planning. My first article went live today, 7 Things to Know About Social Security Before […]
My buddy Benjamin Brandt host of Retirement Starts Today Radio was nice enough to have me as a guest on his popular podcast. It was a blast, thanks Benjamin. We even managed to keep the CrossFit talk to under 1 minute, which is almost impossible. 🙂 We did discuss however, if it is ever appropriate […]
This step by step video will teach you how to set your online social security account and how to view your annual benefits statement.
The family maximum is the maximum monthly benefit that your family is entitled to earn, based on your earnings record. This is one of the more complex Social Security rules. Essentially, the family maximum limits the total benefits payable to a beneficiary’s family with children below the age of 18. History Lesson: Who doesn’t love […]
Many of us do not want to think about our mortality and getting hurt. I know I don’t! We also think it will never happen to us, but it does. According to SSA.gov, studies show that a 20-year-old worker has a one in four chance of becoming disabled before reaching full retirement age. That is a […]
Interesting fact: 98 out of every 100 children are eligible for benefits if a working parent dies. I was very surprised out how large this number is. In fact, Social Security pays more benefits to children than any other federal program. According to SSA.gov, about 4.3 million children receive benefits from the 2.6 billion Social […]