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'Tis the Season to Think About Estate Planning

By Christine Steinmetz, J.D., Hotline Attorney

The holiday season is a busy time for everyone. We are decorating homes, preparing meals, baking cookies, visiting loved ones, and buying gifts for others.  648 more words


Social Security Q&A Part 4

By Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist

Question: I’m planning to retire next year. I served in the Navy back in the 1960s and need to make sure I get credit for my military service. 581 more words


Remembering and paying tribute

Memorials are a much more permanent way of remembering someone who has died than flowers. They are a lasting tribute.

But memorials are also a great way to pay tribute on a life-changing event like a birthday, anniversary, retirement or just because! 38 more words

Planning For The Future

Social Security Q&A Part 3

By Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist

Question: Can I refuse to give my Social Security number to a private business?

Answer: Yes, you can refuse to disclose your Social Security number, and you should be careful about giving out your number. 398 more words


Guide to Investing in Your 20s

Laying the groundwork for a lifelong investment strategy

You have finally graduated college and, after finally finding a full-time job, can start paying back those student loans. 644 more words

Tips & Best Practices

Social Security Q&A Part 2

By Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist

Question: My brother had an accident at work last year and is now receiving Social Security disability benefits. 592 more words


Understanding the Government Pension Offset

By Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist

Getting ready for retirement requires evaluation of all your sources of retirement income. Even if you worked for the government and didn’t pay the FICA tax on your earnings, you may be eligible for benefits from your spouse’s work under Social Security. 374 more words