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Old 03-29-2015, 09:31 PM   #21
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I cancelled mine before I FIRE'd.

If there is enough money to support the family while I am alive then by definition, there is enough to support them after I am gone*. Keeping it was just an unnecessary expense.

* There is no estate duty either where I live or in my country of citizenship.
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Old 03-29-2015, 11:18 PM   #22
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Is there a straightforward calculator somewhere that would tell me her Soc Security benefits if I were to die tomorrow?
I believe that she would get the higher of her benefits based on her work record, or your benefit.
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Just saw this today. Haven't read it yet but is seems on point to the discussion.

Tax Planning for Widowhood (or Widowerhood)
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The program ESPlanner has a feature that helps determine survivorship finances. Try it - and it may help. I've found ESPlanner to be better for comparing two scenarios than for getting absolute numbers.
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