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Helping America Plan for Retirement

November 9, 2015 • By

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One of Social Security’s top priorities is helping you prepare for retirement. Planning your retirement early can help ensure secure and comfortable post-retirement years — yet few Americans do it. Both public policymakers and private firms have worked to engage individuals to plan in the decades before their retirement, with mixed success.

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myRA, U.S. Treasury’s New Retirement Savings Option

November 5, 2015 • By

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The U.S. Treasury Department has introduced myRA, a retirement savings account for individuals looking for a simple, safe, and affordable way to save for their retirement. Over thirty percent of all American households have no retirement savings. myRA provides a way to start saving for retirement.

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Hit a Grand Slam by Retiring Online

October 26, 2015 • By

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You feel a special kind of excitement when your team is playing in the World Series and you watch your star hitter step to the plate at the bottom of the ninth inning, with two outs and the bases loaded.

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Help Your Sister Retire Online — She’ll Thank You

July 30, 2015 • By

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The bond between siblings is a special one. You may have fond memories of learning to ride bikes, blowing bubbles, and sharing your favorite toys with one another. For Sunday’s National Sisters Day, we want to help you celebrate your relationships with your sisters – whether they’re your sisters by blood or by choice.

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With Seven Days to Celebrate — Open Your my Social Security Account Today!

July 20, 2015 • By

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We’re turning 80 this year, and boy, are we proud! We’re proud of our history, and we proudly remain committed to serving America, especially our most vulnerable people, including retirees, children, and individuals with disabilities. We’ll be celebrating this milestone by declaring July 19 through 25 as National my Social Security Week.

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Join the 19 Million People Who Have my Social Security Accounts

July 2, 2015 • By

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At some point in his or her life, almost every American will need, or will at least be eligible for, Social Security benefits. Our website has quickly become our newest hub for many of our customers to conduct their business with us. Already more than half of our customers who apply for retirement or disability benefits, […]

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A Teachable Moment about Social Security Benefits

June 25, 2015 • By

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It appears we have a knowledge gap among younger workers when it comes to Social Security. Recent analysis from the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) shows a quarter of younger workers believe that Social Security will not be part of their income in retirement. This compares with 13% of those over 45 who believe the […]

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Ex-Spouse Benefits and You

May 14, 2015 • By

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No doubt about it — thinking of an ex-spouse can be emotional. And, if your finances have changed for the worse since the breakup, even more emotions can surface. We have news that may relieve some of your stress.

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