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Elder Law 101

Determining Your Eligibility and Estimated Benefits

You can find out how many quarters of coverage you have accumulated and what your estimated benefit will be at the time of retirement by requesting Social Security Statement SSA-7004 (formerly known as the Personal Earnings and Benefit Estimate Statement)...

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Introduction to Social Security Retirement Benefits

Social Security was enacted in 1935 to provide some relief to America's destitute older citizens during the economic cataclysm known as the Great Depression. A direct descendant of that more limited effort, today's Social Security retirement program is in fact...

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Taking Money Out in Retirement

Many people are not prepared for the shift from employee to retiree. From a financial point of view, if you do not have a private pension and have to rely on your savings, then how you invest most of your...

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Introduction to Retirement Planning

Retirement has changed radically over the last several decades in America. Years ago, when you expected to work most of your life for a single, large employer, you could count on a pension. ...

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End-of-Life Care Decision Making

Just as we create estate plans for our eventual demise, we also need to plan ahead for the possibility that we will become sick and unable to make our own medical decisions. ...

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