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  • Can My Wife Take Social Security Spousal Benefits Now While I Delay Till 70?

    Can My Wife Take Social Security Spousal Benefits Now While I Delay Till 70?

    Ask Larry Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses questions about eligibility for spousal benefits, what being born after 1/1/1954 means for spousal benefit eligibility and working while receiving disability benefits. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president of Economic Security Planning, Inc. See more Ask Larry […] More

  • Finding Money In Your Later Years

    Finding Money In Your Later Years

    Us dollar bill. Washington american cash. Falling usd money background. getty For some fortunate older adults, 2020 and 2021 have proved to be financial boon years. They spent less than in normal years because they weren’t traveling, weren’t eating out, weren’t paying for theater tickets and expensive excursions, and those who are invested in the […] More

  • Financial Insecurity And Cognitive Decline — What Is The Link?

    Financial Insecurity And Cognitive Decline — What Is The Link?

    QUINCY, IL – FEBRUARY 17: Shirley Gooding, a physical Therapy Aid, helps William Rexroat, a WWII … [+] Navy veteran exercise during a physical therapy session at the Quincy Veterans Home February 17, 2005 in Quincy, Illinois. The home, with its 683 beds, is the largest and oldest of four veteran’s nursing homes in Illinois. […] More

  • How To Find The Best Place To Enjoy Your Retirement

    How To Find The Best Place To Enjoy Your Retirement

    Last year, Brad and Penny Bibey realized they could make a killing selling their Camarillo, Calif. house, 60 miles west of Los Angeles and just five minutes from the beach in the booming real estate market of Ventura County. They’d lived in the house for 23 years, and in the city for 35, but were […] More

  • The 25 Best Places To Enjoy Your Retirement In 2021

    The 25 Best Places To Enjoy Your Retirement In 2021

    Forbes compared more than 500 locations in America on everything from air quality to availability of doctors. But unlike other retirement lists, this one places greater emphasis on access to leisure pursuits —from the arts, learning and fine dining to hiking, skiing, sailing and golf.  Last year, Penny and Brad Bibey sold their Camarillo, Calif., […] More

  • What Does Rationing Of Care Mean For Your Aging Parents?

    What Does Rationing Of Care Mean For Your Aging Parents?

    ICUs are overflowing into hallways, filled with Covid patients. Hospitals are short of staffing to care for the critically ill. In some states, people are being turned away at emergency rooms and administrators desperately search for another hospital to take the patients they can’t accept. They are too full for even one more person in […] More

  • House Estate Tax Proposal Requires Immediate Action

    House Estate Tax Proposal Requires Immediate Action

    Recent Proposal The House Democrats are proposing a $3.5 trillion spending plan. To support that package the Democrats have proposed tax increases to fund a large portion of that plan. The House Ways and Means Committee just issued statutory language for the tax increase proposal. While the tax legislative process will no doubt evolve with […] More

  • What The Bob Ross Estate Fight Can Teach Business Owners

    What The Bob Ross Estate Fight Can Teach Business Owners

    By Kimberly A. Eddleston and Jonas Ruzek, Next Avenue Editor’s note: This article is co-written by a member of the board of editors at EIX.org from The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, which is a funder of a Next Avenue. ASSOCIATED PRESS The new, buzzy Netflix NFLX documentary on the late, beloved, iconic public broadcasting TV host, painter Bob […] More

  • Chucking The Corporate Life To Do Good

    Chucking The Corporate Life To Do Good

    By Chris Farrell, Next Avenue Corporate refugee turned nonprofit worker Dean Kephart with former Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak Dean Kephart In the quest to rethink and reimagine the second half of life, growing numbers of professionals, white-collar workers and highly skilled trade people are making the transition to the nonprofit sector. And they’re often delighted […] More

  • How You Can Roar Into The Second Half Of Life

    How You Can Roar Into The Second Half Of Life

    By Richard Eisenberg, Next Avenue Editor ‘Roar’ author Michael Clinton, running a marathon in Antarctica, as part of his “layered life” Michael Clinton Don’t hate Michael Clinton for the ways he’s roaring into the second half of life — running marathons in every continent (even Antarctica), launching a foundation that makes random acts of kindness grants and enrolling […] More

  • Do Domestic Partners In California Qualify As Married For Social Security Benefits?

    Do Domestic Partners In California Qualify As Married For Social Security Benefits?

    Ask Larry Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses questions about whether and where domestic partners can qualify as married for Social Security benefits, potential effects of selling a home while receiving Social Security disability benefits and ways to increase benefit rates for people who never married. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at […] More

  • 10 Exceptional Tips for the Average Joe or Jane

    10 Exceptional Tips for the Average Joe or Jane

    / / The Transition to Retirement: 11 Exceptional Tips for the Average Joe or Jane We boomers were never average.  As the “me” generation, our uniqueness is a badge of honor.  However, approximately 10,000 of us turn 65 everyday.  And, the numbers who are retiring have increased through the pandemic. While we each have specific […] More

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