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Long-time Boston Globe Economics and Finance reporter, former reporter for The Economist, AND current research writer for the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Kimberly Blanton joined us, once again from Boston. This time, Kim helped us to demystify Social Security and to plan to get the most from SS in our retirement. Find out about your own individual Social Security and what is waiting for you, by going to: My Social Security Account. You can also get even more detailed advice by setting up an appointment with Social Security. Kim told us that the research has found that, holding off before claiming Social Security, can make a tremendous difference in that you will receive more money every month for the rest of your life (but you must claim by age 70, or you will start to lose money after that). To get an estimate in the differences between claiming at 62 vs. every age after that until 70, you can use this easy estimator on-line. Remember, this is just an estimate and there are several factors involved in your own individual custom Social Security account: On-line Tool to Estimate SS at Different Ages Claimed.
To read Kim’s blogs about helpful info to prepare for your retirement, based on the research conducted at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, check out: Squared Away Blog.
Austin violinist, Omar Phoenix, joined us to talk about his music and we played some of his beautiful original music. You can check out his music on iTunes. Omar has previously recorded under the name, Omar Lopez ,and is currently recording a new CD under his new name, Omar Phoenix. Stay tuned!
Also, Dr. Mara continued her discussion on finding inner peace in the midst of life’s storms, big and small.
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