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Most Fail to Maximize Social Security Retirement Benefits
January 28, 2013
Social Security is providing an even larger chunk of most people’s retirement benefits due to the volatile stock market, chances of living longer and rising health care costs.
As a result, it’s more important than ever before for retirees to make an informed decision about when to claim their Social Security benefits. A recent article published on MarketWatch.com - click here to view the article - offers some important information about the factors that affect monthly benefits.
Call your Manarin advisor at 402-330-1166 to discuss your individual plan or for more information.
October 25, 2012
The U.S. Social Security program will be tweaked in several ways in 2013.
Recipients will receive slightly bigger checks to adjust to inflation, the payroll tax cut is scheduled to grow and paper checks will end, to name a few changes.
A recent article on Yahoo! Finance provides more details on these and other changes planned for 2013.
May 22, 2012
Your Social Security account information is now just a few clicks away.
As of May 1, anyone who is age 18 or older can register on the Social Security Administration's website to view details about their account, including earnings and potential benefits. This new online account replaces paper statements the Social Security Administration discontinued last year.
April 18, 2012
Retirement used to mean a guaranteed pension, full healthcare benefits and low inflation. Today, most of those things - living costs, health care expenses, social security, pensions and future employment income - are all uncertain.
Saving has become “the new reality” for people who want to ensure a comfortable retirement. In fact, according to this well-written article by Andrew B. Chou – click here to read the article – retirees should count on funding close to 50 percent of their own retirement income through a variety of sources.
Perhaps this level of saving wasn’t in your original plans. However, the economic factors that contribute to these numbers won’t change anytime soon.
In our “new reality,” the sooner you start saving, the better off you’re going to be during your golden years.
January 5, 2011
Let me get this straight . . . .
We're going to be "gifted" with a health care
plan we are forced to purchase and
fined if we don't,
Which purportedly covers at least
ten million more people,
without adding a single new doctor,
but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents,
written by a committee whose chairman
says he doesn't understand it,
passed by a Congress that didn't read it but
exempted themselves from it,
and signed by a President who smokes,
with funding administered by a treasury chief who
didn't pay his taxes,
for which we'll be taxed for four years before any
benefits take effect,
by a government which has
already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare,
all to be overseen by a surgeon general
who is obese,
and financed by a country that's broke!!!!!
'What the hell could
possibly go wrong?'
January 4, 2011
|Anyone can understand this:
Why did Bernie Madoff go to prison? To make it simple, he talked people into investing with him. Trouble was, he didn't invest their money. As time rolled on he simply took the money from the new investors to pay off the old investors. Finally there were too many old investors and not enough money from new investors coming in to keep the payments going. Next thing you know Madoff is one of the most hated men in America and he is off to jail.Some of you know this. But not enough of you. Madoff did to his investors what the government has been doing to us for over 70 years with Social Security. There is no meaningful difference between the two schemes, except that one was operated by a private individual who is now in jail, and the other is operated by politicians who enjoy perks, privileges and status in spite of their actions.
Do you need a side-by-side comparison here? Well here's a nifty little chart.
'The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.'
~ Ronald Reagan
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert , in five
~ Milton Friedman