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How the Saver’s Credit Can Help You Save for Retirement

April 14, 2021 • By

Saving for retirement can be difficult in the best of times, but even harder during a pandemic and challenging economy. An underutilized tax credit, known as the Saver’s Credit, may be able to make it easier. In a nutshell, the Saver’s Credit is a tax credit that is intended to promote retirement savings among people […]

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

April 8, 2021 • By

April is Financial Literacy Month—a time focused on educating people about the importance of planning for a secure financial future. Social Security is a vital part of any financial plan. We have online tools to help you understand your potential Social Security benefits and how they fit into your financial future. You should periodically review […]

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New Fact Sheets Added to Your Online Statement

April 1, 2021 • By

Your Social Security Statement, available on my Social Security, tells you how much you or your family can expect to receive in disability, survivor, and retirement benefits. We’ve added new fact sheets to accompany the online Statement. These new fact sheets provide clarity and useful information, based on your age group and earnings situation. They […]

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New Fact Sheets Added to Your Online Statement

Three Retirement Planning Tips For Women

March 19, 2021 • By

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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5 Ways SSA.gov Saves You Time

January 29, 2021 • By

Our online tools and services save you time and make your life easier. Often, there’s no need to contact us. Here are five of our webpages that can make your life easier: 1. With your own personal my Social Security account, you can request a replacement Social Security card, verify your earnings, get future benefit […]

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5 Ways SSA.gov Saves You Time

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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