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Celebrating and Creating Independence with Social Security

July 2, 2020 • By

On July 4, we celebrate our nation’s independence.  For nearly 85 years, our programs have helped provide financial independence.  We continue to make it easier for you to access our programs and benefits.  Today, applying online is a convenient way to apply for benefits.

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Social Security Honors Our Military Heroes

May 25, 2020 • By

On Memorial Day, our nation honors military service members who have given their lives for our country. Families, friends, and communities pause to remember the many great sacrifices of our military and ensure their legacy lives on in the freedoms we all enjoy. We recognize these heroes who, in President Lincoln’s words, “gave the last […]

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

April 30, 2020 • By

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

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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Social Security and America Saves Week

February 28, 2020 • By

This year, America Saves Week (ASW) runs from February 24 through 29. The week is an opportunity for organizations to promote good financial habits. It’s also a great time for people to assess their own saving status, as planning and saving are key to a successful retirement.

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Spruce Up Your Financial Plan with Social Security

April 18, 2019 • By

Now that tax season is over, it’s probably a good time to evaluate some financial “best practices” for the rest of the year. A good spring-cleaning can clear out the clutter to let you see a clear path for your future. Social Security is always here to help. Even if you just started working, now […]

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Understanding Spouse’s Benefits

January 24, 2019 • By

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

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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How the Rules Work for You

July 12, 2018 • By

Retirement doesn’t have the same meaning for everyone. Some people plan to retire and never work again. Some people plan for second careers in occupations that wouldn’t have adequately supported their families, but they do the work for pure enjoyment. Some people, whether by design or desire, choose to work part-time or seasonally to supplement […]

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Three Common Ways Your Social Security Payment Can Grow After Retirement

June 21, 2018 • By

You made the choice and now you are happily retired. You filed online for your Social Security benefits. They arrive each month in the correct amount exactly as expected. But, did you ever wonder if your Social Security check could increase? Once you begin receiving benefits, there are three common ways benefit checks can increase: […]

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