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Category: Social Security

Can you Collect Social Security if You’re Still Working?

Interested in collecting Social Security but not quite ready to retire? While possible, this may result in some of your benefits being temporarily withheld, depending on your age. If you decide to apply for benefits before you reach full retirement age and continue to work, your benefits will be reduced by $1 for every $2 if you earn above the annual income limit. For 2018, according to ...

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Category: Social Security

The Benefits of Delaying Social Security Payments

You can claim Social Security benefits at age 62. Well, really, 61 and nine months. But just because you can apply doesn’t necessarily mean you should. If you delay collecting your benefits, the payments will continue to increase until you reach age 70. So, you might want to see if it makes sense for you to wait. It is important to note here that the system is designed so that total bene...

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Category: Your Health

What Does Your Garden Grow? A Healthier You!

Sure, you understand that gardening can benefit your health by providing nutritious fruits and vegetables. But you may be surprised by other health benefits it can offer. Cuts your risk of heart disease. Gardening provides powerful heart health benefits despite being a low-impact workout. According to research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, it can actually cut the r...

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Category: Medicare

Common Medicare Questions Answered: What is the MOOP?

While the word “MOOP” may not sound like a serious term, in the world of Medicare, it's actually a big deal. It can even protect your savings and retirement should a serious illness or injury occur. Original Medicare, or Part A and Part B, covers 80 percent of your medical costs. This leaves 20 percent up to you, with no cap on that amount. Should something serious happen with your healt...

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