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How the DOMA Decision Affects Retirement Income for Same-Sex Couples

When you and your same-sex partner heard that the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) because it was unconstitutional, you cheered this victory for your civil and relationship rights. You also discovered that if you were both married to each other, you could both benefit from over 1,100 federal benefits and  Click to Continue


Is Social Security Solvent?

Is the Social Security Trust Fund Solvent?  According to the Social Security Administration 62.5 million individuals received a benefit from Social Security in May 2013.  Over 20% of the population receives benefits from this program established in 1935.  With so many retirees depending on Social Security as a source of retirement income, its importance and  Click to Continue


Best “Small Cities” For Retirement

Looking to retire and get away from the big city congestion and high cost of living?  Do you want a small quiet community that’s affordable for a retiree’s income?  But you also want to be close enough to enjoy some of the amenities of urban living?   AARP has a good article on the “10  Click to Continue


7 Blunders of Retirement Planning

USA Today’s Rodney Brooks had a good article on some of the numerous missteps and miscalculations retirees AND advisors face when planning for income needs in retirement years.  Click here for the whole article, but here’s a list of the Top 7 Mistakes:   Are you really going to spend less when you retire? Do  Click to Continue