If I delay receiving Social Security benefits, should I still sign up for Medicare at age 65?

Even if you plan on waiting until full retirement age or later to receive Social Security retirement benefits, consider signing up for Medicare. If you’re 65 or older and aren’t yet receiving Social Security benefits, you won’t be automatically enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B. You can sign up for Medicare when you first become eligible during your seven-month Initial Enrollment Period. This period begins three months before the month you turn 65, includes the month you turn 65, and ends three months after the month you turn 65. Continue reading “If I delay receiving Social Security benefits, should I still sign up for Medicare at age 65?”

Does my 16-year-old have to pay Social Security tax on her earnings?

 

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Like most wage-earning employees, your 16-year-old will most likely have to pay Social Security tax on her earnings. Of course, every rule has its exceptions. In this case, there are three. She may be exempt from paying Social Security taxes if she (1) works in the family business, (2) works in domestic service, or (3) delivers newspapers. Continue reading “Does my 16-year-old have to pay Social Security tax on her earnings?”

Members of the Military: Personal Financial Planning

Financial planning is the process that can help you pursue your goals by evaluating your whole financial picture, then outlining strategies that are tailored to your individual needs and available resources. Just as the success of a military mission is dependent upon proper planning, your financial success may be dependent upon creating a sound financial plan as well.

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IPI Summer Conference STL 2019

This past week, IPI advisors, business partners and home office staff gathered together in St. Louis for 2019 Annual Summer Conference. With a room full of exhibitors and sponsors, a content rich agenda, and a block of focus-group sessions, there were informative messages and take-aways to keep the group engaged and schedules packed for three days.  Additional topics ranged all of the way from practical technology workshops to home office updates, and the advisors had the opportunity to learn from industry experts as well as each other! Continue reading “IPI Summer Conference STL 2019”