Rosie The Riveter: Working Women’s Icon

rosie the riveter “Rosie the Riveter” is an American icon representing women working in factories during World War II. These women learned new jobs and filled in for the men who were away at war. They produced much of the armaments and ammunition to supply the war effort.

They also paid FICA on their wages, contributing to the Social Security program. These “Rosies” embodied the “can-do” spirit immortalized in a poster by J. Howard Miller. Both the image and the spirit live on today. Continue reading

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Social Security is Important to Mothers

Moms are a fundamental component of our society. The roles they play in our lives, as doctor, nurturer, teacher, taxi driver, cook, housekeeper, cheerleader, and more, are essential. At Social Security we see just how much mothers do every day. We understand their commitment. And we want to make sure that when the time comes, your mom is ready to retire and can enjoy the fruits of her labor. We’re with you throughout life’s journey with benefits, tools, and information to help your mom secure today and tomorrow. For four important facts you might not know about why Social Security is important to mothers, check out our infographic:  Continue reading

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What Every Woman Should Know About Social Security

Suze OrmanRetirement planning is especially challenging for women. We tend to live longer, and it’s not uncommon to have “off-ramped” from work at some point(s) to raise kids or care for a loved one. And because this affects lifetime earnings, it may also affect your eventual Social Security benefit. Don’t get me started on the gender wage gap. Continue reading

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