Approaching retirement? Here are some Social Security basics
If you’re approaching that magical age of retirement, you’ll soon find that Social Security will be an important part of your financial picture, and understanding some of the program’s most basic elements will put you further ahead of the average person. Much of the information about your own personal situation under Social Security can be found in the program’s online services, especially by setting up your own personal online account with which you can get estimates of your benefits plus many other things, including requesting a replacement card if necessary. In this Kern Valley (CA) Sun article, Health Insurance columnist Harry P. Thal meanders into Social Security matters and explains several of the nuances of the Social Security program and also how to take advantage of the online services available to you. Click here to read more.