Archive - December 3, 2013

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Social Security Spousal Benefits Versus Survivor Benefits
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How Falling Gas Prices Could Help the Economy

Social Security Spousal Benefits Versus Survivor Benefits

I’ve written a lot about Social Security Spousal Benefits and Survivor Benefits on these pages, but oftentimes there is confusion about how they are applied.  There are things about them that are common, but for the most part there are some real differences that you need to understand as you make decisions about applying for one or the other of these benefits.

For one thing – Survivor Benefits and Spousal Benefits are benefits that you may be entitled to that are based on someone else’s record: your spouse (or ex-spouse) to be exact.  No matter what your own Social Security …

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How Falling Gas Prices Could Help the Economy

I was recently driving to work and heard on the radio about gas prices in New Jersey falling to $2.99 per gallon of regular. Yes, that’s right, gas prices starting with a “2“! I was so happy to hear the story but I was quickly disappointed to realize it was just a passing comment at the end of the business report. I guess it’s hard to compete with a looming U.S. default or some other negative news that has taken priority.

Anyway, it is good news! According to AAA.com, the National Average Price for regular is $3.34 per …

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