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How Are Social Security Benefits Calculated?

Most people ask, “How much will my Social Security Retirement Benefits (SSRB) be?” That depends on how much you earned while working and at what age you decided to start collecting SSRB. Higher lifetime earnings means higher SSRB, but…

Understanding the Social Security Disability Process

Filing to receive disability from Social Security is easy. Getting your application approved is not. According to the Social Security Administration, denied disability claims have averaged nearly 59% over the last ten-year period ending in 2012.1 Let’s start with…

Are Social Security Retirement Benefits Taxed?

Some of the Social Security Retirement Benefits (SSRB) that you may collect may be taxable depending on the amount of SSRB received, in addition to other taxable and non-taxable income. If your income is over a certain amount (called…

Are You Aware of These Tax Scams?

Tax seasons have the potential to bring out the best in us and the worst in some others. Many of us think about giving to charity around this time of the year and making a positive difference in someone’s life. Still, some…