Q&A: Catch-up Contributions, Spousal Benefits, Dignity Floor, Short-term Insurance

January 5, 2019

Jim and Chris answer listeners’ questions on multiple topics during this podcast.

Are $6000 personal catch-up contributions included in the $56K workplace contribution maximum?

A listener in Virginia has a question regarding spousal Social security benefits. Can his spouse collect these SS benefits if she is caring for a granddaughter full time?

A third listener wants to know how best to make up the monetary difference between a monthly Social Security benefit and their minimum dignity floor.

And a listener in Florida has a spouse who will be eligible for Medicare in the middle of 2019. He’d like to know if she would be better off with an Obamacare policy or Short Term health insurance until Medicare kicks in.

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