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Don’t Get Schooled — Be Prepared with Social Security

August 24, 2017 • By

Your summer job has ended, so there’s no better time than now to start planning for retirement. You can easily be ahead of the game and secure your future with a few simple steps. As a millennial, you are in the best position for planning, investing, and saving for your retirement, growing that nest egg […]

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Can I Keep This Benefit Payment?

August 17, 2017 • By

Social Security is with you through life’s journey, securing today and tomorrow for millions of people. We know that reliability and dependability is an important part of your financial security. We use the same throughout the month eligibility rules for the first month’s Social Security check through the last month’s check, so it’s easy to […]

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Your Retirement Planning Starts with Social Security

August 14, 2017 • By

Right now is the perfect time to start planning for a secure, comfortable retirement. And you can count on Social Security to help you begin the process. First, we encourage you to set up an online my Social Security account so you can verify your lifetime earnings record and make sure you get credit for […]

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It’s More Convenient Than Ever to Apply for Social Security Benefits

July 6, 2017 • By

You’ve worked hard your whole life, and receiving your Social Security benefits should be the icing on the cake at your retirement party. We’re working hard to make it as quick and seamless as possible for you to apply for benefits from Social Security. Simply visit www.socialsecurity.gov/applyforbenefits to get started. Through our safe and secure […]

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Focus on Retirement Planning — It’s Your Future

June 29, 2017 • By

When most people begin their career, retirement is the farthest thing from their mind. Instead, they focus on trying to purchase a home, start a family, or perhaps save money for travel. Retirement seems so far away for many younger people that they delay putting aside money. However, it’s very important to save for the […]

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Hit a Homerun with Social Security

June 12, 2017 • By

A home run is a highlight of any baseball game. The fans cheer with excitement to see a player rocket the ball into the stands. So, what are you doing to prepare for your retirement home run? Your goal should be to get past 1st, 2nd & 3rd base and make it home with a […]

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The Importance of Social Security Survivors Benefits

May 31, 2017 • By

Most people don’t like to think about death. We plan for life, for that day when we retire, for the places we’ll go and the things that we’ll do then. Unfortunately, death is a part of life we must prepare for. The death of a worker is devastating for the entire family, not only emotionally, […]

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Five Resources to Prepare You for Retirement

May 8, 2017 • By

Social Security wants to help you prepare for a secure, comfortable retirement. “Security” is our middle name and we want everyone to enjoy the fruits of a lifetime of labor. We mentioned before that being prepared when you retire can open new avenues of possibilities. Our website has tools and information to help you secure […]

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Celebrating Those Who Invest in Our Success

May 2, 2017 • By

Education is the way to forge a better future. The things we learn today can mold the way we’ll live tomorrow. This is something Social Security takes seriously. We know the work you do today will shape the benefits you’ll receive later on. During May 1-5, we celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week, a time to […]

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Are You Making This Dangerous Retirement Planning Mistake?

April 27, 2017 • By

NOTE:  A version of this article was previously published on Suze Orman’s website on April 7, 2016. I am concerned that many of you are banking on a retirement strategy that may not work out. According to a national survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, more than four in 10 Americans say they plan […]

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