Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Your Money Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Your Money | Checking on Social Security Estimates Is a Good Idea, but Many People Don’t Do It Advertisement Supported by Your Money Adviser ByAnn Carrns April 12, 2019 Checking your official Social Security statement is important to make sure your future retirement benefits reflect what you’ve earned over your working life. Yet a new report suggests that many Americans aren’t doing that. In recent years, the Social Security Administration has greatly curtailed the number of statements it mails, encouraging workers to check the information online instead. But fewer than half the 39 million people registered for electronic “my Social Security” accounts as of Sept. 30 had checked their earnings statements in the previous 12 months, according to a recent audit report from the … [Read more...] about Checking on Social Security Estimates Is a Good Idea, but Many People Don’t Do It
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Mar 10, 12:24 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Maurie Backman 02/17/19 AT 11:09 PM Millions of seniors count on Social Security to pay the bills in retirement, and thankfully, signing up for benefits is pretty easy. But if you're wondering whether that process will happen automatically, the answer is "no."The reason? There's no single age to file for Social Security. Eligible recipients get an eight-year window to claim benefits that begins at age 62 and ends at age 70. (In fact, you're not even required to file by 70, though there's no financial reason to wait past that point.) There are different repercussions and advantages associated with filing at various ages, so the decision to claim benefits isn't one the Social Security Administration (SSA) can make for you. Rather, you'll need to weigh the pros and cons of filing at various ages to land on the right one.Making the best filing … [Read more...] about Will My Social Security Benefits Start Automatically?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Business | Have a Social Security Question? Please Hold Supported by Retiring ByMark Miller Nov. 21, 2018 When Brenda Holt learned that the federal government planned to close her local Social Security office, she swung into action. That field office in Quincy, Fla., served Gadsden County in the state’s panhandle, where Ms. Holt is a commissioner; closing the office would force residents who needed help managing their benefits to travel 25 miles to Tallahassee. “We are a rural community with many seniors and a very high poverty rate, and this really angered a lot of us,” Ms. Holt said. “We really felt like our community was being dishonored.” Along with other community leaders, Ms. Holt mounted a campaign to save the office, proposing ways to the Social Security Administration to … [Read more...] about Have a Social Security Question? Please Hold
By David Asman Published November 15, 2018 Opinion FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Tax cuts 2.0 will make it easier for families to save for retirement: Rep. Kevin Brady Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) says the new tax package that makes tax cuts permanent will helps families expand how their education savings can be used for paying down student debt. By now we should all realize that Social Security is one of the biggest frauds going. Every year we get proof of this when we receive an accounting of how much we've "contributed" to our personal Social Security account over the years and how much we’ll receive monthly when we retire. Continue Reading Below Look closely at those figures. Ask any broker how much better your investment would be if that money had been invested outside the government's system. If the same savings had been put in an equity fund that tracks the broad stock market averages … [Read more...] about Social Security’s ultimate insult
Associated Press Published 1:30 PM EST Nov 13, 2018 Egg Harbor, N.J. – Authorities say a car has crashed through the front of a Social Security office in New Jersey, injuring at least 16 people. Egg Harbor Township police say the crash happened around 10 a.m. Tuesday. They say the driver was attempting to park when the car crashed into the building, entering a lobby where many people were waiting. It wasn’t immediately clear how serious the injuries were, though officials say a female passenger in the vehicle and another person appeared to be critically hurt. Two children also were in the vehicle but they appeared to escape serious injury. Sixteen people were being treated at hospitals for undisclosed injuries. Authorities say the crash appears to be an accident. Its exact cause remains under investigation. Social Security staffers at the scene declined comment. … [Read more...] about Car crashes into Social Security office; at least 16 hurt