A great claiming strategy to optimize Social Security benefits disappears.
Congress just changed the Social Security benefit rules. On October 30, Capitol Hill lawmakers approved a two-year federal budget deal. As part of that agreement, they authorized the most significant change to Social Security policy seen in this century, disallowing two popular strategies people have used to maximize retirement benefits.
Little things to keep in mind for life after work.
Decades ago, there was a popular book titled What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School. Perhaps someday, another book will appear to discuss certain aspects of the retirement experience that go unrecognized—the "fine print," if you will. Here are some little things that can be frequently overlooked.