Retirement

Three Retirement Planning Tips For Women

March 19, 2021 • By

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One day in 1939, Ida May Fuller stopped by the local Social Security office in her hometown of Rutland, Vermont, and said, “I knew I’d been paying into Social Security and I wanted to learn more.” The following year, she received the very first Social Security benefit payment—$22.54—and it arrived as check number 00-000-001. Ida’s […]

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Our Newly Redesigned Retirement Benefits Portal

June 18, 2020 • By

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Today, I’m excited to announce the first of several steps we’re taking to improve your experience on our website. Our newly redesigned retirement benefits portal will help you prepare for and apply for retirement.

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Financial Literacy Month, A Perfect Time to Plan for Your Future

April 30, 2020 • By

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April is Financial Literacy Month, a month focused on educating people about the importance of planning for a secure financial future. Social Security is a vital part of any financial plan, and we have online tools to help you understand your potential Social Security benefits and how they fit into your financial plans.

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Why Women Need to Plan Carefully to Make the Best Retirement Decisions

March 30, 2020 • By

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At the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER), we are often asked why we focus on women. The answer is simple.   There are 5.8 million more women than men at age 65. Also, 67 percent of people over age 85 are female. Many individuals age 85 and over end up living in poverty […]

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What You Should Know About Applying For Retirement

October 31, 2019 • By

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Approaching and preparing for retirement can be a daunting task, but we are here to make it as easy as possible. Social Security has eliminated the forms, signatures, wait time, and appointments. We made it easy, convenient and secure. You can complete our online retirement application in as little as 15 minutes from your preferred […]

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Plan for Your Future with a my Social Security Account Today!

October 17, 2019 • By

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With the addition of the new Retirement Calculator feature to my Social Security, there’s never been a better time to open or access your my Social Security account! The new my Social Security Retirement Calculator gives you confidence in your retirement decisions:

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Understanding Spouse’s Benefits

January 24, 2019 • By

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Marriage is a cultural institution that exists all over the world. Having a partner means sharing many things including a home and other property. Understanding how your future retirement might affect your spouse is important. When you’re planning for your fun and vibrant golden years, here are a few things to remember:

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Retire Online with Social Security, Quickly and Easily

January 10, 2019 • By

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The idea of applying for Social Security retirement benefits might seem daunting, but it’s not. There’s no need to visit an office. You don’t have to use the phone. We have an online retirement application that you can complete in as little as 15 minutes and from the comfort of your home or office. In […]

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Monitoring Your Earnings Can Really Pay Off

December 27, 2018 • By

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You work hard for your money. You’re saving and planning for a secure retirement. Now you need to make sure you’re going to get all the money you deserve. Regularly reviewing your Social Security earnings record can really pay off, especially when every dollar counts in retirement. If an employer did not properly report just […]

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Now That You Have Your First Job, Labor Day Has a Deeper Meaning

September 4, 2018 • By

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Labor Day is usually associated with cookouts, the end of summer, and going back to school. Now that you have your first job, you’re learning the true meaning behind this holiday. From today on, when Labor Day rolls around, you’ll think of the hard work you put in during the year. What you should also […]

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