Social Security Surprises – 15 to Know
Christy Bieber’s article here is a slide show of 15 things to know about Social Security. A caption explaining each point provides a good explanation. The first and last points are especially important: the program only replaces 40% of pre-retirement income, and you cannot live on Social Security alone. Other key points include Medicare is generally taken from benefits, benefits are less if taken before full retirement age (now 67), and benefits have lost their buying power over time. Full piece here.
The AMAC Foundation offers a free-to-the-public advisory service to all folks ageing into–or already in–Social Security. This service provides guidance in understanding the complexities of Social Security and the myriad rules and regulations associated with the process for claiming benefits, with NSSA-Certified Social Security Advisors available via email or telephone to discuss options. Learn more about this service via the Foundation’s website.