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As a record 8.7% increase in the Social Security cost of living begins in 2023, here's what recipients should look for in annual statements

As a record 8.7% increase in the Social Security cost of living begins in 2023, here’s what recipients should look for in annual statements

Catherine Ziegler | Digital vision | Getty Images As inflation kept prices high in 2022, Social Security recipients can expect a record cost-of-living adjustment in 2023. “Your Social Security benefits will increase by 8.7% in 2023 due to an increase in the cost of living,” the Social Security Administration says in the annual statements it …

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Here are some things to consider before deciding to retire in another state

Here are some things to consider before deciding to retire in another state

His skin | E+ | Getty Images Thinking of retiring to another state? You’re not alone. A United Van Lines study found the percentage of people retiring to a new state rose to 18.3% in 2021 from 13.4% in 2015. However, making the move is not a simple decision, as there are a myriad of …

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50% of women say they are behind on their retirement savings.  Here's why they face challenges

50% of women say they are behind on their retirement savings. Here’s why they face challenges

Tim Robbert | Digital vision | Getty Images Finding enough money for retirement is a challenge for all workers. Women are 50% more likely to say they are late, compared to 35% of men, according to a new report from Goldman Sachs. In addition, 24% said they were “very late”, compared to 14% of men. …

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How to avoid mistakes with required minimum distributions from your retirement accounts

How to avoid mistakes with required minimum distributions from your retirement accounts

Kemal Yildirim | E+ | Getty Images You have about a month to make sure you get it right when it comes to mandatory retirement account withdrawals. Required Minimum Distributions, or RMDs as they are known, are annual amounts that must be withdrawn from the year you reach age 72 – from age 70.5 before …

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For retirement system changes proposed to Congress via 'Secure 2.0', December is do-or-die time

For retirement system changes proposed to Congress via ‘Secure 2.0’, December is do-or-die time

Samuel Corum | Getty Images News | Getty Images For supporters of Congressional proposals aimed at improving the American retirement system, these few weeks promise to be difficult. Lawmakers return to Washington next week to complete the so-called lame session – the legislative period between the midterm elections and the new Congress, which begins Jan. …

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