If You Do Only 1 Thing This Social Security Month, Do This

My Comments: I don’t care if you are already receiving Social Security benefits or not, this is something every one of you should do. What you will find is that the Social Security website is a really good one, full of useful information and easy to navigate. If you expect to start receiving a monthly …

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Social Security and the U.S. deficit: Separating fact from fiction

My Comments: As someone who depends on payments from the Social Security Administration to maintain my standard of living, the idea that people in Congress are considering reducing those payments is concerning. We have to hope that elected representatives find a reasonable solution that will allow the program to remain viable. It’s become an integral …

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10 Social Security Terms To Know And Understand

My Comments: Happy Thanksgiving everyone! For those of you still not signed up and receiving monthly benefits, here’s some useful things to know. For those of you who attended my Social Security workshops, you’ll recall the acronyms that appear on every page. There's even a couple more here for you to learn. Maurie Backman - …

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A Majority of Working Americans Are Completely Wrong About Social Security

My Comments: The first monthly Social Security income benefit ever paid was to Ida May Fuller on January 30, 1940. Today, some 77 years later, it is a critical income source for millions of Americans. This article by Sean Williams confirms the role Social Security plays in the lives of millions of Americans, and I’m …

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Is Social Security Going Broke?

My Comments: In 1983, when Social Security was on the verge of going broke, Congress made some changes to keep it alive and well. It’s again on the verge of going broke and there are ways to fix it. But were not yet close enough to the edge of the cliff for there to be …

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This Is Not How A Bear Market Starts

My Comments: Today is Memorial Day, and the markets are closed in this country. It’s a day for us to instead remember those of us who gave their lives that we might continue with ours. Pray that fewer lives will be given in the years to come. The following comes from someone whose name I …

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Medicare Statistics

My Comments: Medicare is a critical element for retired Americans. These statistics are not jaw-dropping but re-affirm our need to be very careful about making changes to Medicare. I’m not convinced the folks in Congress have my best interests in mind when they talk about making changes. Consider yourself enlightened. Maurie Backman | Apr 20, …

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