On Retirement

Jan 22, 2020, 1:07 PM EST

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

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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

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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

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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?

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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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