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  • 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

  • What The New Outlook For Social Security Means For You

    What The New Outlook For Social Security Means For You

    By Chris Farrell, Next Avenue Corbis via Getty Images Whew! The pandemic had a smaller impact on the Social Security trust funds — that is, Social Security’s solvency — than many feared during the depths of the pandemic downturn. According to the new 2021 annual report from the Social Security Trustees, the depletion date for the combined […] More

  • Will My Social Security Payment Go Up When I Reach Full Retirement Age?

    Will My Social Security Payment Go Up When I Reach Full Retirement Age?

    Ask Larry Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses questions about potential retirement benefit rate increases at full retirement age (FRA), spousal benefits based on the record of someone receiving Social Security disability benefits and maximizing benefits after retiring earlier than expected. See more Ask Larry answers here. Have Social Security questions of your own […] More

  • Does Moving To Arizona Really Exempt Me From Social Security's WEP?

    Does Moving To Arizona Really Exempt Me From Social Security’s WEP?

    Ask Larry Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses questions about whether moving to another state can exempt a person from the Windfall Elimination Provision, when to file for survivor’s benefits while still potentially earning income and when spousal benefits can still be available. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and […] More

  • Trustees Report Spells Trouble For Bernie’s Misguided Medicare Expansion

    Trustees Report Spells Trouble For Bernie’s Misguided Medicare Expansion

    Even as Medicare’s trustees warn the program faces growing shortfalls, Sen. Bernie Sanders is … [+] proposing to make the problem worse by expanding benefits at no additional cost to beneficiaries. AFP via Getty Images When Congressional Democrats began the legislative process to enact President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda last month, Sen. Bernie Sanders […] More

  • Will My Social Security Benefits Be Taxed Based Due To My IRA Withdrawals?

    Will My Social Security Benefits Be Taxed Based Due To My IRA Withdrawals?

    Ask Larry Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses questions about whether investment withdrawals can make Social Security benefits subject to income taxes, potential options for filing when you have more than one ex and suspending a retirement benefit after it converted from a disability benefit. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston […] More

  • Who Will Pay Tax on Cryptos? Congress Will Decide

    Who Will Pay Tax on Cryptos? Congress Will Decide

    When you hear the word “infrastructure,” you probably think of roads, bridges and buildings. But the White House’s proposed infrastructure bill, which is currently making its way through Congress, expands the definition to include digital infrastructure — specifically, cryptocurrencies and decentralized networks. The infrastructure bill originally required traders, miners and networks to report capital gains […] More

  • Should I Restart My Social Security Retirement Benefit From An Earlier Date?

    Should I Restart My Social Security Retirement Benefit From An Earlier Date?

    Ask Larry Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses questions about whether it’s possible to reapply for a retirement benefit so it starts earlier, the procedure for switching from a spousal benefit to a retirement benefit at 70 and the earnings test’s potential effects on survivor’s benefits. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at […] More

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