Social Security, COLA and Retiring on a Budget: Our Most-Read Retirement Stories of 2021

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The pandemic has had a major impact on many people’s retirement savings and their overall plans for retirement. Recent research has shown that the “Great Resignation” may actually be the “Great Retirement” — of the 5 million people who left the U.S. labor force during the pandemic, 3.4 million are over 55 years old. About 1.5 million were early retirements and another 1 million were normal retirements. With so many people entering retirement — or getting ready to retire — it’s no wonder that our readers were interested in the retirement topics that could most impact their bottom lines, from details about the Social Security program to where to retire on a budget.

Here’s a look at GOBankingRates’ most-read retirement stories of 2021.

  1. 5 Things Most Americans Don’t Know About Social Security
  2. 17 Tips To Live Comfortably Off Just a Social Security Check
  3. 10 Reasons You Should Claim Social Security Early
  4. Jaw-Dropping Stats About the State of Retirement in America
  5. Social Security Schedule: When You’ll Receive Payments For The Remainder of 2021
  6. Social Security Schedule: When the First COLA Checks Will Arrive in January 2022
  7. When Social Security Runs Out: What the Program Will Look Like in 2035
  8. Best Cities To Retire on a Budget of $1,500 a Month
  9. 27 Ugly Truths About Retirement
  10. Social Security 2022: How the COLA Will Increase Benefits for the Average Senior Couple
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Gabrielle joined GOBankingRates in 2017 and brings with her a decade of experience in the journalism industry. Before joining the team, she was a staff writer-reporter for People Magazine and Her work has also appeared on E! Online, Us Weekly, Patch, Sweety High and Discover Los Angeles, and she has been featured on “Good Morning America” as a celebrity news expert. 
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