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Social Security COLA for 2020 will be 1.6 percent

Social Security COLA for 2020 will be 1.6 percent

Benefits and taxable wages to increase by the smallest amount in three years

Factors to consider before taking a pension buyout

Factors to consider before taking a pension buyout

It's a challenging calculation that involves several unknown variables.

A new twist on Medicare open enrollment

A new twist on Medicare open enrollment

New rules for prescription drug plans and other changes may make it worthwhile for Medicare users to re-shop their coverage this year.

Climate change could interfere with retirement readiness

Climate change could interfere with retirement readiness

Events like wildfires and hurricanes can mean health-related or relocation costs for retirees.

Medicare IRMAA surcharges to be adjusted for inflation in 2020

Medicare IRMAA surcharges to be adjusted for inflation in 2020

Indexing will slow the rise in Medicare premiums for some retirees.

When to buy Medigap insurance

When to buy Medigap insurance

The rise in Medigap premiums is outpacing Social Security's cost-of-living adjustment, and the disparity is likely to get worse in 2020.

Women in two-income households face greatest retirement risk

Women in two-income households face greatest retirement risk

Research finding contradicts conventional wisdom that single women face bleaker retirement prospects.

Social Security rules for nonworking spouses

Social Security rules for nonworking spouses

Workers must claim their own benefits to trigger spousal benefits for a mate.

Don’t be unnerved by estimates of retirement health-care costs

Don’t be unnerved by estimates of retirement health-care costs

Breaking up the numbers can replace the panic with planning.

Social Security has special rules for divorce

Social Security has special rules for divorce

Ex-spouses have more claiming options than married couples.

Divorce destroys finances of older Americans

Divorce destroys finances of older Americans

Even the very wealthy can find divorcing late in life financially draining, emotionally harrowing — and messy.

Why healthy people need to save more for retirement

Why healthy people need to save more for retirement

Living longer means paying more health-care costs in retirement.

Confusion over Medicare enrollment is a huge problem

Confusion over Medicare enrollment is a huge problem

Failing to enroll in Medicare at the right time can trigger costly consequences, both in terms of medical coverage and money.

How to suspend Social Security benefits

How to suspend Social Security benefits

The move can boost future benefits, but beware of unintended consequences.

Retirees lose $3.4 trillion by claiming Social Security too early

Retirees lose $3.4 trillion by claiming Social Security too early

A new study finds suboptimal timing costs $111,000 per household.