The surge in oil prices has recently been a topic of concern, stirring discussions among economists and policymakers. However, this scenario has a silver lining for retirees. The announcement of the Cost…
Some people want to retire early, while others are happy to retire when they are ready. However, quitting your job and heading down the road to retirement may be out of your hands. It is a fact that many individuals do not want to continue working well into their seventies. Having to work longer means less time to pursue your lifelong passions.
Senators. Angus King (I-ME) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) have suggested raising the Social Security retirement age to 70, which would have a devastating impact on beneficiaries, especially those earning lower incomes. Millions of people who pay into Social Security will not stay alive long enough to get benefits if this bill is passed.
Half of your spouse’s Social Security payment may be available if you are married and have a little work history. To be more precise, you will receive a benefit equal to fifty percent of your spouse’s “primary insurance amount” when they reach full retirement age (FRA) under Social Security, which for most people is currently age 66 or 67.
The financial burdens on everyone, especially retirees, have increased due to historical inflation. For many retirees, the nest fund that appeared so secure only a few years ago may now seem woefully inadequate; rather than face the financial risk, they are at least considering a return to the working.
Retirement in a seaside community is a popular fantasy. However, retirees don’t necessarily thrive in a secluded coastal community since they require easy access to necessities like good medical care and public transportation. A recent study reviewed 150 major metropolitan regions of the United States as possible retirement sites, including statistics on home affordability, happiness, attractiveness, retiree taxes, the work market, and the availability of decent health care.