On Retirement

Jan 22, 2020, 1:07 PM EST

No fun: A vacation-home sale can raise Medicare premiums

Yellow Warning Tape

By Mary Beth Franklin

A one-time income hike triggers a temporary high-income surcharge Read full post

Jan 15, 2020, 5:48 PM EST

Social Security phone scams on the rise


By Mary Beth Franklin

Tax season is a lucrative time for ID thieves Read full post

Jan 9, 2020, 5:19 PM EST

It’s do-over season for Medicare Advantage plans


By Mary Beth Franklin

Members can switch health and drug plans during the annual open enrollment, which runs through March Read full post

Jan 6, 2020, 11:49 AM EST

What’s new for Social Security in 2020?


By Mary Beth Franklin

The changes include higher payroll taxes, larger benefits and a promise of improved customer service Read full post

Aug 26, 2019, 12:35 PM EDT

When to buy Medigap insurance

By Mary Beth Franklin

Rise in Medigap premiums is outpacing Social Security's cost-of-living adjustment, and the disparity is likely to get worse in 2020. Read full post

Aug 19, 2019, 12:35 PM EDT

Social Security rules for nonworking spouses

By Mary Beth Franklin

Worker must claim benefits to trigger the spousal benefit for a mate. Read full post

Aug 12, 2019, 12:35 PM EDT

Clients worry about future Social Security cuts

By Mary Beth Franklin

Advisers need to monitor the political landscape and develop backup plans. Read full post

Aug 6, 2019, 12:35 PM EDT

Social Security and Medicare issues get personal

By Mary Beth Franklin

Forced to slow down, columnist has a lot of think about Read full post

Jul 23, 2019, 12:34 PM EDT

Social Security has special rules for divorce

By Mary Beth Franklin

Ex-spouses have more claiming options than married couples. Read full post

Jul 16, 2019, 12:34 PM EDT

Women in two-income households face greatest retirement risk

By Mary Beth Franklin

Lifestyle creep, under-saving and lower Social Security benefits to blame. Read full post

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