New Guides Help Those Appointed to Manage Someone Else’s Money

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Have you been officially asked to manage someone else’s money? For example, have you been named as an agent under a power of attorney or appointed trustee of a trust? As our society ages, more and more people are being … Read More

Four Social Security Myths Debunked

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There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding the Social Security system. Here are four common myths and the truth about how Social Security works and its future prospects. Myth 1: You Should Collect Benefits Early This is one of the … Read More

The Powers and Responsibilities of Representative Payees

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Do you have a friend or loved one who receives Social Security and is unable to manage her payments? If so, you can request that the Social Security Administration (SSA), the government agency that disburses Social Security, name you as … Read More

How Do Divorce and Remarriage Affect Social Security Benefits?

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It is common knowledge that husbands and wives are entitled to collect Social Security benefits on their spouses’ work records. Less well known is that this benefit applies to divorced spouses as long as the spouse has not remarried. Divorced … Read More

DON’T SPEND IT ALL IN ONE PLACE: Typical Social Security Recipient Will Get $4 Benefit Increase in 2017

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Social Security benefits will rise only slightly in 2017. This follows no increase in benefits in 2016 and small increases for many of the previous years. The small bump in 2017 will likely be eaten up by higher Medicare Part … Read More

SHOCKER: Study Finds That Social Security Workers Often Provide Incomplete Information

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Americans are misinformed about many aspects of Social Security, and local Social Security offices may not be helping, according to a study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The study found that the Social Security field offices often did not … Read More