Category: Social Security

Social Security Number: Facts You Should Know

Social Security Number: Facts You Should Know

For the client work we do for article shares through our publishing company Millcreek Media Group, we have built a robust internal news feed system. When today’s article from the U.S. Social Security Administration crossed our newsfeed, I was really glad it did.  The blog, written by the Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Jim Borland, was only […]

August 16, 2016 | By More
Social Security Benefits: What You Get Based on Job Earnings

Social Security Benefits: What You Get Based on Job Earnings

How close are you to retirement?  Is it over a decade away?  Are you in the midst of performing your social security calculations now?  No matter what your time zone is today, having a clear understanding of how the Social Security Administration calculates what your monthly benefit will be is really important.  After all, your […]

February 9, 2016 | By More
Social Security Benefits: What You Need to Know Today

Social Security Benefits: What You Need to Know Today

The other day I heard a conversation about the status of Social Security and whether Social Security benefits would be available in the years to come.  Gail MarksJarvis from the Chicago Tribune wrote Insecure about Social Security? You’re not alone last week referencing an Employee Benefit Research Institute survey.  It stated that “63 percent of […]

November 17, 2015 | By More
Women and Social Security

Women and Social Security

If there is one topic Money Smart Women should be well versed, it’s on the discussion of social security benefits.  Does it matter if you’re just starting your career or entering your fifties and retirement is a shorter distance down the road?  Absolutely not!  The journey of making smart money decisions is a priority to […]

June 11, 2015 | By More
Best Practices Regarding Your Social Security Card

Best Practices Regarding Your Social Security Card

One of the benefits of attending table events, workshops, and other such gatherings, is the free information you receive from the sponsors and participants.  When I attended the Smart Money event on May 3, 2013 sponsored by Treasurer Rutherford of the State of Illinois, I made my way around to all the tables.  Not only […]

May 21, 2013 | By More
How to Get Your Social Security Statement Online

How to Get Your Social Security Statement Online

There is something about seeing your lifetime of earnings typed out from the first year you began working that is somewhat sobering.  I have to admit my reaction when viewing my Social Security Statement some years ago was, “Did I actually make a living with that salary?”  Of course, then I remember the cost of […]

January 4, 2013 | By More