By Chuck Stovall Social Security Administration And, they’re off! Wanda Worker takes the lead as she visits my Social Security and gets a handle on her retirement planning. John Q. Public gains ground as he uses Social Security’s Retirement Estimator to get a clearer picture of his future retirement benefits. It’s neck and neck. But wait—Average Joe […]
By Michelle Y. Graves, CSA Certified Senior Advisor Special to Frost Illustrated I recently attended the 2014 Forum on Aging as an industry professional. Times have truly changed. I left the conference asking myself “If seniors knew today what was going to happen to them tomorrow, would they be full of joy or sorrow?” Aging […]
By Chuck Stovall Social Security Administration A new year is a time for change. People across the world make resolutions and set goals to better themselves and the world around them. Whether you want to shed a few pounds, secure your finances for retirement, devote more time to charity or go on a vacation you’ve […]
If you are age 65 or older and haven’t signed up for Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance), now is the time to consider doing so. The general enrollment period for Medicare Part B runs from Jan. 1 through March 31 each year. Before you make a decision about general enrollment, we want to share some […]
Old Man Winter arrives this month. For much of the United States, that can mean the possibility of temperatures below freezing and winter storms.
Another New Year is just around the corner, offering a new opportunity to improve your life in any number of ways with a wise New Year’s resolution or two. But, one good idea for many might be creating (or updating) a long-term financial plan.
SOCIAL SECURITY Succulent turkey (smoked), Savory stuffing, baked ham with the pineapple rings, Maraschino cherries and cloves, green bean casserole, homemade macaroni and cheese, greens, chitlins, corn bread, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, sweet potato pie, pound and German chocolate cake, peach cobbler and homemade ice cream. Whew!! I need to stop, but I could keep […]
While the baby boom era is behind us, the effects will live on. The number of people reaching the autumn season of life is higher than ever. In fact, the World Health Organization reports that there are around six hundred million people aged 60 and older living in the world today. That number is expected […]
Hard to believe, but it’s been five years since Social Security’s Retirement Estimator debuted. Within months of first becoming available, the online Estimator was praised as one of the best services on the Internet, and it has consistently retained its excellent rating every year. Results from the American Customer Satisfaction Index show Social Security’s online Retirement Estimator is consistently one of the highest-rated services on the web—even higher than the websites of many other public or private sector agencies and companies, including Netflix and Amazon.