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Can You Use A Reverse Mortgage In Place Of Pension?

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Traditionally, retirement plans look to three integers: savings, pension and Social Security. But this may be changing in modern times. Since many employers no longer offer pensions, and with more Americans working until older ages but with few savings to show for it (60% of people do not have enough ...

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Yes, You Can Defer Social Security Benefits With A Reverse Mortgage

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As we reach retirement age, many of us will consider when the right time is to apply for Social Security benefits. With studies finding that most people lack the proper retirement savings, it can be a scary thought to wonder how you will manage to pay for your golden years. ...

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Yes, You Can Use A Reverse Mortgage For Medicare Surcharges

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A newly introduced Medicare income scale can make it more expensive to pay for Parts B and D when they go into effect in 2018. But newer reports, such as this one from Investment News, as are saying that it may make sense to use a reverse mortgage for Medicare ...

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4 Ways Social Security Could Change In Coming Years

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Social Security was created as a pay-as-you-go system that was supposed to last forever. But it’s not going to make it past the mid-2030s. We take a look at several things that could change in the aftermath. You Could Work longer Among the numerous ideas being proposed to fix Social ...

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Social Security 101, Literally

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Plan your strategy know and not be surprised For those contemplating retirement or planning your Social Security future, it’s time to put back on your student cap and study up. In this case, Andy Landis, a Seattle-based author and expert on Social Security, we’re talking math class and time. He ...

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“Zombie” Social Security Benefits Are Both Dead And Alive

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Happy Halloween – here’s how to increase lifetime payout with these not-so-scary benefits. Who thought there would be a connection between Social Security and Halloween? Andy Landis, a former Social Security Administration claims administrator an author of Social Security: The Inside Story, says there is, and he’s coined a term ...

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Expert Debunks 5 Reasons People Think They Should Take Social Security Early

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It pays (big) to wait, yet many are led astray. Let’s say you’ve worked hard, saved as much as you can for retirement, and are counting on your Social Security benefit to supplement that. Now, think about changing that. Stat. Nearly half of Americans taking their Social Security when they ...

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