Simplifying Social Security

Written by:  Sarah Caine When you think about retirement, Social Security is probably one of the first things that comes to mind. Social Security is complicated. The Social Security Handbook has nearly 3,000 rules governing its benefits, and very few people can be an...

Required Minimum Distributions

Written By: Cynthia Levine, CFP, CPA, EA If you turned 70 this year, then congratulations are in order! Firstly, making it to 70 indicates the luck of longevity. Secondly, you have witnessed the birth of rock ‘n roll, men walking on the moon, the Internet age, and the...

Social Security Updates: 2012

In April the trustees of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds issued key updates about the solvency of the programs.  Some of the more crucial points follow: The Social Security Disability Insurance trust fund will exhaust its reserves in 2016, two years...