10 Things You Must Know About Social Security

SSA-image-2My Comments: The folks behind this headline is Kiplinger, the people who publish the magazine about money. Ever since I began to offer meaningful Social Security advice to clients and prospective clients, I’ve been sensitive to all the ideas that are circulating out there.

These 10 Things are presented in a slide show where you read the item and then click for the next one. It’s good information. But at the end of #10, I want you to get in touch with ME and not with Kiplinger. OK?

There’s a link at the bottom of the first paragraph that will take you to all 10 Things.

By Rachel L. Sheedy

For many Americans, Social Security benefits are the bedrock of retirement income. Yet future retirees could find themselves on shaky ground. The Social Security Board of Trustees, in its latest annual report, estimated that the retirement program would only be able to pay out 75% of scheduled benefits starting in 2033.

You can’t control how the government might fix that problem. But you can educate yourself about Social Security to ensure that you claim the maximum amount of benefits to which you are entitled. Here are ten essentials you need to know.