Category Archives: Social Security

Seniors and Inflation and Inflation

It is no secret that inflation is affecting all Americans. A trip to the gas station or the grocery store reminds us that rising prices are a matter of daily life. This past summer, the U.S. inflation rate hit a 40-year high, and right now there is no end in sight. Inflation is important news […]

Are your Social Security benefits taxable?


Will you have to pay income tax on the Social Security benefits you receive? It depends on many variables. The IRS uses a measurement called “combined income” to determine if you need to pay taxes on any part of your Social Security benefits. Combined income is made up of two parts: 50% of your Social […]

Create a mySocialSecurity Account

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Seniors are adopting technology at a faster and faster pace. Managing your financial affairs, including banking, Medicare and Social Security accounts are key parts of making a successful transition to senior living. If you have not done so already, setting up an online account with the Social Security Administration will give you a very helpful […]

Social Security and Medicare

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No subjects interest seniors more than the twin topics of Social Security and Medicare. Because those matters are so important to our seniors, we like to keep up with them from time to time. In 2019, there are some changes to the Medicare program that may affect you. Here are a few: Medicare premiums and […]

The Importance of Medicare & How to Secure Its Future

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Few subjects get the attention of seniors the way that Medicare does. Along with Social Security, Medicare forms the basis of financial and personal security for many (or most) seniors. Most seniors and the American public in general have kept up its long-standing support for both programs. A Pew Research center report issued in 2017 […]