Read the latest and most popular Social Security Articles from Next Avenue.
It's not all your fault that you don't have enough saved
What the 2.8 percent bump will really mean for retired Americans
Sorting out the rules for divorced, spousal and widow's benefits
Surprising new studies on when, why and how Americans retire
There are three reasons, this expert says, and two are unwise
Why the system is so complex and how to make the right decisions
Answer these questions to figure out when to apply for retirement benefits
More women are working and paying Social Security taxes than ever before
A report says some over 70 will see health bills over $600,000
Benefits can start before full retirement age
Retirement benefits guidance if you've lost a spouse or an ex-spouse
The video tells her story: "Too old to retire and too young to die"
3 cases show how it's possible to receive tens of thousands extra
Proposals to help widows, the oldest old and very low earners
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