Often overlooked, Social Security planning can be a cornerstone to achieving your retirement lifestyle goals.
Many people don't know that with careful planning and timing, they can maximize the amount of income from Social Security, helping optimize the effects of Social Security on their retirement.
As part of your overall retirement planning, we factor in the importance of timely Social Security Planning. And, to help ensure we're considering everything along the way, we've even attained National Social Security Advisor Certification through the National Social Security Association, LLC.
|Frequently Asked Questions|
Q: 1. How big a difference will Social Security Planning make for me?
To get an idea how much you stand to gain or lose, we can provide you with a complimentary "What's at Stake" report.
Q: 2. Who can benefit from Social Security Planning?
Our analysis covers most situations, including married, single, divorced, widows, government employees and people who have already elected but are not yet age 70.
Q: 3. Why should I involve a financial advisor in my Social Security decision?
Your decision will impact your other assets, including how and when you tap certain assets to supplement your income. An advisor is positioned to help you understand how all these pieces fit together.
Q: 4. Why not ask the Social Security Administration for advice?
The Social Security Administration (SSA) cannot give advice, ask you about other assets, or evaluate the impact of your decision on the rest of your financial plan. Once you have developed your Social Security Strategy, please consult the SSA.
Q: 5. What if I've already elected Social Security?
If you feel you've made a mistake in electing Social Security early and you're not yet 70 years old, there are several options for fixing a mistake, or at least minimizing the damage.
Q: 6. When should I start my planning?
If you're over age 55, the sooner the better. As you approach retirement age, it's important to evaluate your options and identify which assets you'll use to supplement your Social Security income.