Budget bill ends 2 Social Security filing strategies

The budget bill that passed the Senate on Friday would end two Social Security claiming strategies: file-and-suspend and a restricted application for spousal benefits. However, the rules don’t take effect immediately, and people who are already using these strategies can continue to do so. The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (10/31), The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (10/30)