More people are waiting longer to claim Social Security benefits, which can boost their monthly checks by up to 76 percent.» Read More
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The Social Security claiming strategy known as "file and suspend" can generate additional retirement benefits for married couples.
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Children of retirees are receiving up to half their parents' Social Security benefit amount under a little known aspect of the law.
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A new study finds that fewer women are eligible to receive spousal or survivors benefits available to spouses who outlive their partners.
A new survey finds that Americans don't know how Social Security retirement benefits work.
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Test your retirement knowledge with five questions from MassMutual's Social Security quiz.
Three free online tools to help you crunch the numbers to maximize your Social Security benefits.
A new analysis details the additional benefits one same-sex couple would receive if they are considered a married couple by Social Security.
More than 40 percent of Americans expect no or reduced Social Security benefits in retirement. How to plan for it.