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Social Security Benefits: What Married Couples Approaching Retirement Need to Know

Social Security Benefits: What Married Couples Approaching Retirement Need to Know

Outlines Social Security benefits and claiming strategies available for married couples to help maximize retirement income.
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The Longevity Connection: Prudential’s Perspective on the Stanford Sightlines Project

The Longevity Connection: Prudential’s Perspective on the Stanford Sightlines Project

This paper, based on research from the Stanford Center on Longevity’s Sightlines Project, provides Prudential’s perspective on the interdependencies between three domains (financial security, healthy living, and social engagement), and how improved behaviors in one domain may help Americans live longer, healthier lives.

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2016 Retirement Preparedness Survey Findings

2016 Retirement Preparedness Survey Findings

This 2016 Retirement Preparedness research provides an understanding of how individuals are saving, the obstacles they're facing, and overall sentiment toward reaching their retirement goals.
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Hospital M&A Activity - A Window of Opportunity to Tackle the Talent Conundrum

Hospital M&A Activity - A Window of Opportunity to Tackle the Talent Conundrum

This article, originally published in hfm Magazine, examines how increased incidences of mergers and acquisitions in the hospital sector can be an optimal time for healthcare organizations to update employee benefit offerings to strategically strengthen their workforce management capabilities.
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What Divorced Individuals Approaching Retirement Need to Know

What Divorced Individuals Approaching Retirement Need to Know

Outlines Social Security claiming strategies for divorced individuals who may be entitled to receive spousal and survivor benefits, based on the work record of his or her former spouse.
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Paying for College - A Practical Guide for Families 2016 Edition

Paying for College - A Practical Guide for Families 2016 Edition

Updated with new information based on the October 1, 2016 FAFSA filing changes, this guide helps families understand the different options available to fund a college education without jeopardizing the long-term financial security of parents or students.
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What Widows and Widowers Approaching Retirement Need to Know About Claiming Social Security Survivor Benefits

What Widows and Widowers Approaching Retirement Need to Know About Claiming Social Security Survivor Benefits

Outlines claiming strategies for those who are entitled to both their own worker benefit and a survivor benefit to help maximize the potential lifetime retirement income that Social Security provides.
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Innovative Strategies to Help Maximize Social Security Benefits - Updated 2016 Edition

Innovative Strategies to Help Maximize Social Security Benefits - Updated 2016 Edition

Features Social Security claiming strategies following the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, focusing on ways to reduce taxes and create larger streams of Social Security income for those who are married, divorced, or widowed.
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