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Should You Take Social Security Benefits While Working?

Derieck Hodges Jun 22, 2022 6:45:00 AM
Should You Take Social Security Benefits While Working?

Should you take Social Security benefits while working? You may be tempted to start taking out your Social Security benefits as soon as it’s allowed, but there are some surprising costs you should know about before you take this step. Furthermore, if you wait longer to receive benefits, you can earn substantially more from them. Today we're going over 3 tips about maximizing your social security benefits, plus an explanation of the social security earnings limitation – a very important thing that will affect your total benefits!

Retirement Planning: How to Account for Inflation & Longevity

Derieck Hodges Jun 7, 2022 12:10:52 PM
Retirement Planning: How to Account for Inflation & Longevity

How do ensure you’ll never outlive your money? How do you calculate the amount you’ll be able to live on comfortably in retirement? In this second video of our retirement planning series, we’ll go over planning with the end goal in mind. In other words, how to “plan for longevity.” This involves making educated estimates to counter the effects of inflation, and envision the life you want to be living come retirement.

Retirement Income Planning 101: Getting Started

Derieck Hodges May 24, 2022 9:20:07 AM
Retirement Income Planning 101: Getting Started

When it comes to retirement income planning, there's a lot more to consider than just how much money you'll need to have saved up. Retirement planning has changed substantially in recent generations, so it’s not as simple as it used to be — and it’s not just about money, either! Unfortunately, this means many people fail to hit their retirement goals.