Two key numbers in retirement planning are Social Security income and Medicare premiums. Each year, the federal government updates benefits and costs. For example, for 2018:
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- Social Security: The average benefit at full retirement age increased $27 per month to $1,404. The maximum wage-earners benefit has increased to $2,788.
- Medicare premiums – Part B: Most people will now pay $134 monthly for Part B coverage, which can increase to as high as $428.60 for certain higher-income individuals.
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