High Income Inequality Hurts Social Security’s Finances

45 million people is a lot of potential voters. That’s the number of American receiving retirement benefits every month. As 2035 gets closer and it becomes obvious changes have to be made by Congress to maintain Social Security, how many of those potential voters are going to elect someone willing to let Social Security die? …

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Why You Should Create a My Social Security Account

Can you believe it??? Capitalism and socialism working together? Whoever caused that to happen should be voted out of office… What were those bas**rds thinking? Actually, there are more than 60 million Americans today who rely on monthly checks from the Social Security Administration. And believe it or not, there is a damn good website. …

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7 of 10 Adults Over Age 50 Get This Wrong About Social Security

My Comments: Social Security has become a critical financial component in the lives of millions of retired people. If you’re not there yet, you must learn the basics or live with the regret. I think of age 50 as a critical turning point for any adult who thinks they might retire some day. From this …

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Useful Social Security Facts

By Tony Kendzior, CLU, ChFC These facts about Social Security are intended as general information for those planning to file for Social Security benefits. The idea is to help you get what you are entitled to and not leave dollars behind that can’t be recovered. You should seek guidance from the Social Security Administration (SSA) …

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The Most Important Social Security Chart* You’ll Ever See

My Comments: *Actually, it's not the most important, but... The message that accompanies this chart is very important. Read further before you start looking for the chart. No one has ever said this was going to be simple and it’s not. But it’s critical you make an effort to understand all this since Social Security …

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3 Big Reasons to Check Your Social Security Statement

My Comments: By now you know that I spend time promoting my online school created to help people retire. Of the four modules of the primary course, one of them is devoted to Social Security. For most of us, retirement is a transition from working for money to not working for money. As that happens, …

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Will Social Security Be Around for Your Grandchildren?

My Comments: Maybe. But without some changes, what they get may be very different from what folks are getting today. I’ve written several times about how to fix the system without pushing the economy into chaos. Just know that the longer the wait until changes are made, the more disruptive it will be for everyone. …

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