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Medicare open enrollment starts Oct. 15

Medicare open enrollment starts Oct. 15

Retirees may be able to save money by reviewing new options for Medicare Advantage and drug plans for next year

Timing a Social Security claim when you have children

Timing a Social Security claim when you have children

The Viagra college fund is alive and well, but the earnings test could reduce benefits

Social Security withholds retroactive retirement benefits

Social Security withholds retroactive retirement benefits

The agency is delaying lump-sum payouts of back benefits amid the pandemic

Social Security underpays more than 15,000 survivors

Social Security underpays more than 15,000 survivors

An audit shows many retired widows and widowers are due higher survivor benefits

More companies may cut 401(k) matches

More companies may cut 401(k) matches

As of late April, 12% of companies had suspended their matching contributions and another 23% said they might halt them, according to a survey

Medicare enrollment goes online during pandemic

Medicare enrollment goes online during pandemic

Losing your job is a reason to appeal a Medicare surcharge, but skipping a required minimum distribution is not

Retirement communities pushed to edge by virus

Retirement communities pushed to edge by virus

That's bad news not only for the facilities, but for the municipal bonds that financed some of those facilities

Social Security has a quick cash solution

Social Security has a quick cash solution

Individuals who are 66 and older can request a lump-sum payment and still earn bigger future benefits

Early retirement looks tempting now. Don’t do it

Early retirement looks tempting now. Don’t do it

The financial benefits of continuing to work, even for one more year as the pandemic crushes the economy, outweigh the health risks for most people

Rethinking retirement amid the COVID-19 crisis

Rethinking retirement amid the COVID-19 crisis

As experts revise the 4% rule — to 3%, or even lower — it helps to look beyond traditional investments and include all household assets in retirement income plans

Social Security rule helps early claimers

Social Security rule helps early claimers

The rule is designed for people who retire at midyear and have already earned more than the annual earnings limit

Pandemic prompts some to rethink Social Security claiming strategy

Pandemic prompts some to rethink Social Security claiming strategy

Concerns about shrinking portfolios and lost jobs may lead some people to file for benefits earlier than they had planned

Stimulus package can give retirees a boost

Stimulus package can give retirees a boost

One-time rebate checks, relaxed rules on required minimum distributions and changes in tax filing deadlines are among the helpful provisions

Scammers claim Social Security benefits will be halted

Scammers claim Social Security benefits will be halted

Meanwhile, the Social Security Administration is scaling back its hotline hours amid a flood of phone calls

Stimulus bill lets Americans tap retirement money

Stimulus bill lets Americans tap retirement money

People affected by the coronavirus would be able to withdraw money from their accounts without penalties; rules on loans would also be relaxed