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Social Security Insights: Can you still file a “Restricted Application?”

August 8, 2019
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Written by Matt Boelter, Financial Advisor & Shareholder Choosing the wrong time to pull Social Security benefits can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars over your lifetime.  On November 2nd, 2015, new Social Security rules were signed into law that ended what was known as the “restricted application.”  However, if you were born before…

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Understanding Defined Benefit Plans

August 14, 2017
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You may be counting on funds from a defined benefit plan to help you achieve a comfortable retirement. Often referred to as traditional pension plans, defined benefit plans promise to pay you a specified amount at retirement. To help you understand the role a defined benefit plan might play in your retirement savings strategy, here’s…

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Social Security Retirement Benefit Basics

February 12, 2016

Social Security benefits are a major source of retirement income for most people. Your Social Security retirement benefit is based on the number of years you’ve been working and the amount you’ve earned. When you begin taking Social Security benefits also greatly affects the size of your benefit. How do you qualify for retirement benefits?…

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Social Security Retirement Benefits

July 17, 2015

Social Security was originally intended to provide older Americans with continuing income after retirement. Today, though the scope of Social Security has been widened to include survivor’s, disability, and other benefits, retirement benefits are still the cornerstone of the program. How do you qualify for retirement benefits? When you work and pay Social Security taxes…

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