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David Holland, CPA, CFP®, hosts PlanStrongerTV™, a financial variety program featuring fascinating guests and a wide array of topics – from the psychology of money to retirement planning to estate planning. Make David Holland your source for interesting information that affects your pocketbook and helps you PlanStronger™ for your financial future.
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David Holland is an author and a financial columnist.
David Holland writes a weekly column on personal finance. You can read his latest column, or peruse the Archives, at www.HollandColumn.com. David has written columns on a wide variety of topics related to retirement planning and managing your personal finances. In the Archives, you will find valuable information (in plain English!) on retirement income planning, investing, life insurance, long-term care, and many more financial topics. These are issues that affect almost everyone.
People can, and do, meet, fall in love and get married – despite substantial age differences. Relationships like these are often called “May-December” romances. How does this disparity in ages affect a couple’s finances in retirement? Keep these two points in mind:
Social Security (SS). Many times, couples (regardless of age) choose to defer one spouse’s Social Security payments for as long as possible. This is because, if filing is delayed, SS benefits will increase until age 70. Another reason is, when the husband/wife who has deferred payments passes away, his/her spouse will be entitled to that person’s larger benefit payment at full retirement (the couple must have been married for 9 months). If you are part of a May-December couple, you can see why this could be a very important planning option. Let’s look at a fictitious example:
David has also written two books in his Confessions of a Financial Planner series: Secrets to a Secure Retirement and How to Get Great Advice & Avoid Financial Scams. The mission of this series is to provide easily accessible information on a wide variety of topics concerning personal finance. Everyone is affected by money issues and, yet, there are few resources available to answer even the most basic of questions in Plain English. It is David's goal to write books that anyone, from any walk of life, can pick up and relate to. He keeps it simple and doesn't use industry jargon to talk over the reader's head.
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Holland Financial will prepare an objective review of your current investments and financial position. Our analysis examines each component of your current portfolio to determine if improvements can be made. If everything is fine as it is, we will tell you so. Learn more about how we can help you to PlanStronger™.