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  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) helps over 8 million disabled, blind and elderly Americans in need every year. You can find out exactly what SSI is, who qualifies, how to apply, and how to get additional SSI benefits from your state all right here. Let's get started.
  • Have you ever made contributions to an IRA account, then wondered if you can deduct that investment from your taxes? The simple answer yes, you can, but only in some cases.It all depends on what kind of IRA you contribute to, and in some cases your income level, and if you are covered by an employer-run retirement account or not.
  • Reverse mortgages can be a double edged sword. For one person, it may make the difference between poverty and stability, for another, it could be a spiral down the drain of fees and high interest. While the latter could be a reality, reverse mortgages can still be a viable option for those who are home rich and income poor.
  • Getting the most out of your retirement benefits isn't as complicated as many may think. While it is true that every seniors situation is unique to themselves and their spouses, maximizing your benefits to ensure you get the best possibly outcome isn't.
  • Determining whether or not you have to pay taxes on your Social Security benefits really comes down to two factors: 1) your tax filing status, and 2) the amount of your "combined" income. Generally speaking though, you will not have to pay any taxes on your Social Security benefits at all, if that is your only source of income.
  • Deciding the best time to begin receiving your Social Security benefits is a decision every individual must address by themselves or with their family, but that does not mean there aren't a variety of tools out there that can help you determine the best way to get the most out of your Social Security.
  • Whether you are preparing to sign up for Medicare or if you are already enrolled and are searching for ways to get the most out of your benefits, there are a few simple things you can do that will help you get the most out of your Medicare benefits.
  • This guide will help you locate any and all healthcare physicians that accept Medicare in your area, as well as help you determine if you qualify for Medicare in the first place, and how much your premium should be.*Feel free to skip the first section if you are just wanting information on how to locate providers in your area.

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