Relying too heavily on Social Security could come back to haunt you
Maurie Backman stresses that amassing a large savings account is the best way to stave off financial difficulty in retirement. She provides detail on these three harsh realities of the program: 1. Those benefits won’t come close to replacing your former income, as replacement is just 40%; 2. You may not have generous raises to look forward to; 3. There’s a good chance your benefits will be taxed. Full piece here.
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