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How to Apply for Social Security

You can apply for retirement benefits online, over the phone or in person. 

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Social Security Benefits for Spouses and Children

A little-known feature of the Social Security system is that in addition to paying retirement benefits for the retired worker, it ...

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Married Couples Can Maximize Their Social Security Benefits Using File and Suspend

Are you married, with one spouse wanting to retire but the other one prepared to keep working?

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When Should You Take Your Social Security Retirement Benefits?

As you approach retirement, you must decide when to begin taking your Social Security benefits.

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Last Chance to Use File and Suspend Strategy for Claiming Social Security Benefits

Time is running out to use a potentially very lucrative Social Security benefits-claiming strategy.

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Can Social Security Benefits Be Garnished to Pay Debts?

If you don't pay your debts, creditors can get a court order to garnish your wages, but what if your income comes from Social Secu...

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3 Little-Known Strategies to Maximize Social Security Benefits

While collecting Social Security benefits may seem straightforward, there are actually several strategies for collecting benefits -- especially if you are married -- that can increase your retirement benefits.

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Social Security Calculator Now Available to Delayed Retirees

Social Security's Retirement Estimator is now available for people who have signed up for Medicare but are delaying retirement ...

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