Let Us Help Jazz Up Your Retirement Plan

May 21, 2015 • By

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Last Updated: May 21, 2015

Let US Help Jazz Up Your Retirement PlanListening to jazz will have you singing and dancing to the beat of one of America’s most beloved musical genres.

Ella Fitzgerald, the “Queen of Jazz,” known for her scatting style, had a vocal range spanning three octaves. Other great jazz icons include Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, Herbie Hancock, and Wynton Marsalis.

These jazz greats not only have music in common, but they either received, receive, or will be eligible to receive Social Security retirement benefits. Wynton Marsalis, at age 53, is approaching retirement. Herbie Hancock, at age 74, is already old enough to receive full Social Security retirement benefits. A lot of planning and preparation made these artists successful. If you want to be successful in your retirement years, financial planning is important for hitting all the high notes.

You don’t have to scat like Ella, or blow your horn like Wynton, Dizzy, and Louis, to plan for retirement. If you’re making retirement plans, you’ll want to visit Social Security’s website to use our retirement planner. You’ll find detailed information about your Social Security retirement and what you may want to consider as you prepare for your future.

Our Retirement Estimator will give you an instant, personalized estimate of your future benefits. You can plug in different retirement ages and scenarios to help you make a decision. If you’re ready to apply for retirement benefits, visit us online.

Creating a secure my Social Security account is another way to fine-tune your retirement. With an account, you can verify your posted earnings and get retirement estimates for ages 62, 67, and 70. Opening a my Social Security account is safe, easy, and only takes a few minutes.

Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” may come to mind as you visit our website to jazz up your retirement planning!


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  1. William M.

    I started drawing partial Social Security and partial disability before my age group of 66. Currently drawl a total of $803.00 per month. Will it ever increase higher since I turned 66 this past April 23?

    • Vonda

      Hi William, thanks for using our blog. When you receive disability benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, we will automatically convert your disability benefits to retirement benefits, when you attain your Full Retirement Age. The benefit amount will generally remain the same. We hope this helps!

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