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Understanding Your Social Security: Social Security Launches First “National Social Security Month” in April Agency Lays Out Five Steps to Financial Security

Issue 16.17

Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, invites everyone to celebrate the first National Social Security Month in April by taking five steps<http://www.ssa.gov/5-steps-toward-your-financial-security> toward financial security at www.socialsecurity.gov/5-steps-toward-your-financial-security<http://www.socialsecurity.gov/5-steps-toward-your-financial-security>. During the month, Social Security will provide educational articles and video messages on its website featuring personal finance expert Suze Orman. Each […]

Understanding Your Social Security Column… See All Types Of Green This Spring: Financial Literacy Month

Issue 14.17

April is Financial Literacy Month, and there’s no better time than right now to save for your future. The earlier you start saving, the more you can take advantage of compound interest – that’s like “free money” to power up your 401ks and other types of IRAs. Social Security helps secure […]

Understanding Your Social Security… Social Security In Plain Language – It Feels Good To Be Understood

Issue 13.17

Social Security is with you throughout life’s journey. As in any relationship, communication is key to forging strong connections and fostering understanding. At Social Security, the way we communicate with you is important to us. We keep this in mind when we write each publication, blog entry, frequently asked question (FAQ), […]

Understanding Your Social Security… Your Contributions Make Our Nation Stronger

Issue 11.17

At first, seeing taxes taken out of your paycheck can be a little disappointing. However, you can take pride in knowing you’re making an important impact each week when you contribute to Social Security. Understanding how important your contribution is takes some of the sting away because your taxes are helping […]

Understanding Your Social Security… You, Women’s History, And The Power Of Social Security

Issue 10.17

March is Women’s History Month – a time to focus not just on the past, but on the challenges women continue to face. Nearly 60 percent of the people receiving Social Security benefits are women, and in the 21st century, more women work, pay Social Security taxes, and earn credit toward […]

Understanding Your Social Security… Planning Will Help You See Green In Retirement

Issue 9.17

Social Security has been a cornerstone of financial security for over 80 years. As you might already know, a lifetime of measured discipline can ensure a comfortable retirement. Social Security can help you plan, save, and see plenty of green in your golden years. Social Security is part of the retirement […]

Understanding Your Social Security… When Is A Good Time To Start Receiving Social Security Benefits?

Issue 8

Enjoying a comfortable retirement is everyone’s dream. For over 80 years, Social Security has been helping people realize those dreams, assisting people through life’s journey with a variety of benefits. It’s up to you as to when you can start retirement benefits. You could start them a little earlier or wait […]

Understanding Your Social Security… Receiving Housing Benefits? A Trip To Social Security May Not Be Necessary

Issue 7.17

Social Security is constantly evolving to make your life easier. If you are currently receiving benefits from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and are reapplying for benefits, or are assisting someone with their application, a trip to the Social Security office is probably not necessary even if […]

Understanding Your Social Security… We Are Here To Help You Realize Your Dream

Issue 4.17

January 16 was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – a national holiday and a day of remembrance. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to creating and fostering equal rights for African Americans, and he died during his efforts to make his dream a reality.

Many people commemorate this holiday by […]

Understanding Your Social Security… Social Security Is Always Evolving

Issue 3.17

Social Security is always evolving to meet the needs of the American public. We’re optimistic about the future and the limitless possibilities for progress. Much of the progress we’ve made together, as a nation, is through the shared responsibility of paying Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax. This federal payroll tax […]