Social Security: What You Need to Know

Social Security benefits are an important part of almost any retirement income plan. One Social Security misstep could leave you missing out on hundreds of thousands of dollars over a lifetime. That’s why it’s important to think seriously about Social Security and explore ways to maximize your benefits and optimize your retirement income strategy.

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Social Security Basics

June 28, 2017

Before you decide when and how to file for Social Security, it’s important to understand the basics.

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Understanding Social Security Break-Even Points

May 20, 2017

Deciding when to file for Social Security could make a large impact on your lifetime benefit.

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Answering Your Questions about Social Security

December 9, 2014

Listen as Gail Buckner, Financial Planning Spokesperson for Franklin Templeton, explains why timing is everything when it comes to Social Security.

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Social Security Myths and Misconceptions

August 19, 2016

What you don't know and what you can do about it.

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Social Security Provides for You and Your Loved Ones

June 17, 2017

Social Security offers benefits to family members who depend on you, so it’s good to know who is eligible.

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How Taxes Affect Social Security

June 19, 2017

When you plan for retirement, it’s important to consider how Social Security is taxed to know how much retirement income you’ll actually have.

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Planning to Claim Social Security?

June 29, 2016

As you prepare yourself for Social Security, be sure to ask yourself these questions.