Social Security Spousal Benefits and Other Questions

March 4, 2017

How exactly do Social Security Spousal Benefits work if your lower earning spouse has filed for their SS benefit and you haven’t filed for yours yet? Jim and Chris answer this question and others from listeners: When a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) is taken, does the pro rata rule apply? If you’re downsizing in retirement, is it better to pay for a new home outright or take out a mortgage and invest the money? If you think you won’t be long-lived, is it better to delay your Social Security benefits or take them early?

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Jim Saulnier and Associates | 970-530-0556 | 506 East Mulberry Street, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524

Ed Slott Advisor recognition requires an advisor to be well versed on the rules and regulations regarding IRAs. The advisor must attend two live training sessions and pass two written exams annually to remain in the program. Jim Saulnier & Associates, LLC (“RIA Firm”) is a registered investment adviser located in Fort Collins, CO. Jim Saulnier & Associates, LLC may only transact business in those states in which it is registered, or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration requirements. Current registered states: CA, CO, PA, TX, WA, IL Insurance products and services are offered and sold through James H. Saulnier, a Colorado licensed insurance producer, only in those states in which he is reciprocally licensed or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from licensing requirements. Current reciprocal insurance licensing in these states: AZ, CA, CA, CN, FL, HI, IA, MA, MD, NY, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, WY Click here for a more detailed disclosure.