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The Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security

Doing the Math on Early Social Security Benefits

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

The message that Americans will do better by waiting until full retirement age to file for Social Security benefits is tough for some to accept. Why wait until age 66 to get something that you can take at age 62?

How to Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

Maximizing your Social Security benefits will require some good planning and decision making. The most important decision you'll make is when to enroll.

Hard Times Excerpt: How Working Longer Helps

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

Work in retirement? It might sound like a contradiction in terms, but we're looking for ways to achieve financial security over a retirement that could last 20 years or more.

Hard Times Guide Excerpt: How to Hire a Financial Adviser

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

Almost anyone can hang out a shingle and dispense advice. So let's break down the various types of advisory services that are available and talk about how to interview and select an adviser.