Topic Archives: Social Security

What’s “Social Security Insurance” — can you really “Act Before 9/28/2016 and lock in $43,543 for life?

This ad caught my eye, because Nathan Slaughter (or his ad copywriter) is doing the same thing a lot of newsletter pundits do: Comparing apples to oranges in trying to give the impression that there’s some “secret” alternative to social security that save your retirement. (There is the old “secret” alternative, of course, it’s called […]

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    ...and thank the gods for IIPR. I'm a VERY small fish in this MKT. pond. I have had the most 'challenging' year of my li...

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    I was on disability when I came to the age of Social Security. The government automatically switched me over. I though...

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    What is the "Social Security Catastrophe Plan" they're hyping?...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    This was a much more compelling "tweak" to social security before they changed the rules in 2016 -- now I think you can ...

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    I think the whole idea for this form would be best for someone who has not really started collecting social security yet...

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    What if you had drawn SS at 62 then went on Disability. Will they put you back on Social Security at 65/66 or keep you o...

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    WOW IM KNEW TO THIS WEBSITE AND LIKE YOU ALL AM SOOO GLAD THAT IT EXISTS TO GATHER INFORMATION AS I HAVE BEEN DRAWN IN A...

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    I left the sound off & just skimmed it (nice that we have that option), but the topic was scaring me, anyway, so I'm...

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    Exactly. I keep getting tons of offers that then want more money than I get monthly from social security....

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    Me too, but maybe not quite a disappointed as you. I have spent the last three months listening to webinars, reading eve...

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    Can you shed any light on Money Morning Profit Alerts' "audit of Social Security" that results in many of us "may be owe...

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    I'm heavily involved in the Swiss Social Security system and indeed do intend to bank huge checks from them. However I l...

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    Well its nice to know that the SS I was finally approved for, is the same amount given to foreigners who simply come her...

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    This particular scam is the naughty stepchild of the one that appears in your junk email (okay, at least in mine) every ...

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    I am so disappointed! I'm 86, have no money aside from a small Social Security monthly income, and am too old to get in...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    That "most illegal Somalis and illegal Syrians are awarded a minimum of 5 years US Disability" is a ridiculous statement...

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    Factually, every almost yearly COL increase is absorbed via Medicare rate increases. Last year entire 3%, this year over...

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    Well our Gov. Thieves could easily pay an additional 11 , 15 20 K a year or just double everyone's current Social Securi...

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    Our government is going broke paying out the average of about $1300/month in regular Social Security. So how can everyo...

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    Jean, It's BRAND NEW !! We don't even have it. China and India do. It will store everything you have driver's license...

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    hedy- Yes I did start the discussion and you don't get to pick my source. I know your source and it has nothing to do w...

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    Ok hedy this topic is old. Not sure why you are debating this? Just a bit further and you see 75% of "All" immigrants ...

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    Well blue cat that is hardly enough for me. $500? I just blew $500 for a video game system & Game. I just Got off th...

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    This pitch for Agora's $79 "Lifetime Income Report" -- presumably foreplay for later and greater spending -- strikes me ...

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    Typically these companies are paying in the range of 5-7% annually. So a $10000 investment will give about $125 checks ...

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    I wish I had a bitcoin fraction for every newsletter pitch - and there are hundreds of them each year as Travis likely k...

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    With new products being produced in technologies in medical, entertainment, and green energy. With the automation of jo...

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    A current email scam invites people to take advantage of “a little known Social Security contract” which enables you...

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    One thing I would like to point out. The Federal Government has already defaulted on Social security. They did it by cha...

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    THE CORRUPTED AND UNREFORMABLE AMERICAN ECONOMIC, POLITICAL, AND SOCIAL SYSTEM Or, WHY I BELIEVE IN HARD ASSETS ...

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    Bad thing about cannabis or any derivative and being on Social security is that it is handled at the federal level. And...

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    Since April 2017, when Marckyle posted this, OBMP has gone from $0.25 to $0.08. He claims (in a post below) not to be a...

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    I read the "Canadian Social Security" with an eye toward the reasonable claims and their justification, not the fluff. ...

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    From the article on capitalism....this tickled my funny bone. "The Preamble of the Constitution sets forth a goal to "p...

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    Answer: Social Security pension benefit, if that's what your contributions entitle you to and you are of age to file, o...

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    Ben, everyone is going broke, and increasing Medicaid meant the States were spending more at a time when they couldn't ...

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    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/politics/when-illegal-aliens-dead-people-vote-elections-change/ H...

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    I am 73 year old veteran who started smoking at the age of 13. I have advanced Emphysema from smoking tobacco. I am am ...

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    What a load of sh!t. I have family in the drug industry and another in mental health care working in the geriatric divi...

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    When you turn FRA (full retirement age) or even take it early, if you have been married at least 10 years your wife will...

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    You are correct John, although Sharon and Allison made some excellent points as well. Most of the people who used to com...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    "Real" is a subjective term in this case -- the Social Security Administration does really rent office space (like most ...

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    Thanks for the "facts" regarding the Social Security Contract. Saved me $79 to find out the hard way!...

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    Some of that debt, on an ongoing basis, is being turned back to cash and used for pensions, social security, etc. Peop...

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    Where was Mr. Curzio eight years ago when SWKS was five bucks a share? If I'd invested $20K then, it would be worth $40...

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    /Sarcasm on: As if the billionaires in Silicon Valley (Peter Thiel and consorts) had any honest wish to help anyone on ...

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    I agree with both your points. However, what is to stop them from demanding that we use whatever worthless digital subst...

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    He has one today about some "executive order that Obama quietly signed upon leaving office" that supposedly generates $1...

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    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/sovereign-debt-crisis/the-sovereign-debt-pension-crisis-expanding/ Our na...

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    We in the U.S.A. are beginning to see babyboomers coming of age to retire and with the robbing of Social Security over ...

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    If you are on Social Security can you get a refund or a check back from them when you file your taxes, based on a tax co...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    That ad has been running since the Spring of 2015, I covered it most recently here: http://www.stockgumshoe.com/reviews/...

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    I did some research on Canadian Social Security. One must have lived and worked in Canada to claim the benefits....

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    Cont. $CTAB Whole Cohorts chart: https://ton.twitter.com/1.1/ton/data/dm/819053217757573124/819053193975861248/Baclyb-...

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    CC: $CATB expects to release top-line results for Edasalonexent (ED), aka CAT-1004, in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)...

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    CC: Lingling88 are you going hold $CATB through Phase 2 data? $CATB: expects to release top-line results for Edasalon...

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    Identity Theft has the offense code of 26F. The definition of Identity Theft is “Wrongfully obtaining and using anoth...

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    So we are going to put anything safe on the market and then test for efficacy? What was that Rose Bengal company again? ...

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    To "drain the swamp"aka regulations..first thing would be dig thru the layers of lawyers.. So you could get the pump hos...

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    really well I get 24900. social security and I pay for medicare $1118 RX plan 1000. medicare ancillary 3600 but my c...

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    It's not necessarily a bad deal if he is offering this advice for $50. You'd be hard-pressed to find a broker who would ...

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    We doubled our debt over Obama's presidency but still have a military and infrastructure going down the tubes, baby boom...

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    You understand incorrectly. No, you can't apply for a tax refund, since you don't owe any federal taxes. and presumably ...

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    ok???/.I m on social security and va comp,,buT I bought a few itens on credit,,which I understand I can get some funds ...

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    Hendrix---Thanks for encouraging this discussion, and the 30-day limit does make sense. I was torn between raising the t...

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    $1,680 is 28% of $6,000. I'm not sure, however, that's very helpful (28% is one of the tax brackets that taxpayers can b...

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    Heike - Here's the Social Security page on repayment: https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/withdrawal.html . Note that th...

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    I bought this paper and it discusses if you took Social Security benefit early, like I did and want to later get the hig...

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    Your right on about what is happening. All is unpredictable, there is nothing we can trust as Americans. The progressi...

  • SoGiAm

    MORE OF THOSE “SOCIAL SECURITY INSURANCE” IDEAS by Travis :-) - http://www.stockgumshoe.com/reviews/high-yield-inves...

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    I was quoting a Retirement Planning Advisor and perhaps I misunderstood him. The actual statistics aren't that horrific...

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    Here are the stats from late 2015 directly from the SSA, rather scary, but most of us here should be in much better posi...

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    One point that is shocking is that about 80% of retirees depend solely on Social Security (no pension, no IRA etc..) for...

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    He also talked about Social Security loop holes. Any truth to that?...

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    Mona - It's not clear what you mean when you say that you "have nothing deducted from said income", unless you mean that...

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    This is scary stuff, Ben. I wish it weren't true - but I know it is. It's like the water problem in the MidWest - no ...

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    .....And let me guess about the Social Security tease included in this same rip roaring report destined to break the gov...

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    My comment is a question. How reliable are the low prices given for Nick Hodge's Alpha Shares stated to be 90% lower th...

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    When you add in the interest on the debt which may well soar if/when investors start demanding higher rates, and the fac...

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    opp, the $6T is the tip of the iceberg. Factoring in the unfunded increments of Social Security and Medicare adds bet...

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    Regarding form SSA-521: problem is if you have paid taxes on the social security benefits you received, I don't think yo...

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    I am glad you are finally agreeing . Illegal entry or overstay does infringe and take away the rights of all law abiding...

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    I hope America is waking up and has the numbers needed to stop the suicidal path it is on. They must stop the left, IM...

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    How can anyone possibly believe that a foreign country's social security system, one that is supposedly competently admi...

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    Unfortunately, when the government has promised away more money than it can afford (that it hands out money to private i...

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    We seem to be straying off topic and somewhat into the terratory of '.. other Unmentionables'. No matter. Before we ca...

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    The government in Greece attempted to acquire the bank savings from the populace to finance their national debt. Ther...

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    It would be nice if instead of penalizing Social Security recipients by taxing the income that they paid into a system t...

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    But to get $60,000 more in Social Security payment means you would have to live a minimum of 8 years after the break eve...

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    For those concerned about Social Security going away, rest assured it is not. Even if they change nothing, social secur...

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    The reason why smart Americans take Social Security at age 62 is because the break even for waiting until 65 or after is...

  • arch1

    POTUS proposes near 18% pay hike for past presidents... http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/03/18/obama-seeks-hike-in-...

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    Free enterprise : a system where men are allowed to benefit from their labor, where they own themselves and are not owne...

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    If I might add to Sharon's comment... Another reason figures are unavailable is, women in the workforce were mostly igno...

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    The Canadian government "social security" investment company told me that the US email campaign is not true. You have to...

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    Please, Just curious, which one of those Social Democracies of Europe, who have been around for 1000's of years, became...

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    Thank you for the very open-minded information on this site . The more knowledge we have going into the Social Security ...

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    Is House Bill 1314 for real or just another hustle? Social Security is about to cut thousands of benefits? What's the sc...

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