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- Created on 22 April 2014
5 Things to know about Social Security
- Created on 19 April 2014
Sorry guys, the SSA put out this white paper specifically for women. I’ll do some digging to find the related details for our gentlemen readers next. Ladies, these points are interesting. I’ve highlighted a few. To read the full details on the SSA’s website, click here.
1. As long as you have worked 10 years and earned 40 credits, you are eligible for a Social Security benefit. As of today, once you reach 62, you’re eligible.
2. There is no limit or penalty (i.e. your benefit is reduced) for married couples. A non-working spouse is only entitled to ½ her husband’s benefit if she never worked outside the home (that sucks!).
3. If you are due two benefits (your own and a portion of your husband’s), you’ll only get the hire of the two.
4. Divorcees who were married at least 10 years are eligible for a portion of your ex’s benefit.
5. When you spouse (or ex) dies, you are eligible for a widow’s benefit.
Just FYI. Something to keep in mind.
- Created on 17 April 2014
Work colleges…YEAH! Are the kids still saying thebomb.com? Well they should if discussing work colleges (and they should be discussing work colleges). The concept, while not new, is definitely new to me. We’re constantly reporting how college costs are increasing 8% annually (twice the rate of inflation), student debt averages are skyrocketing ($26,000 in average debt for graduates), and job prospects for recent grads are dismal. Makes one rethink the decision to push college at any cost. Well start rethinking your rethinking.