Dear Rusty: I am a 68-year-old retired male and had planned on waiting to collect Social Security benefits beginning at age 70. My wife is currently 53 years old. When I die, would my wife’s spousal benefit at her full retirement age be equal to what I would be receiving at age 70 or be reduced? Also, if I were to die before 70 and before collecting social security, what would be my wife’s survivor benefit at her full retirement age?
I have long believed that the world belongs to the man or woman who is willing to make a decision and stick with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” Your mind is among the greatest miracles ever created. It will bring you whatever you tell it to pursue.
Compared to just a couple of weeks ago, life about town is starting to look close to normal again.
The Kansas Attorney General’s office and our In Your Corner Kansas campaign focuses year-round on protecting consumers from scams and rip-offs. We receive reports of all different types of scams, with some of our most common being imposters posing as computer companies offering repairs, government agencies or credit card services. We find scammers try to use all the different methods at their disposal from email, to phone calls, to letters in the mail and even sometimes knocking on your door. It’s important to always be vigilant against those trying to separate you from your hardearned money.