The Social Security Administration has a message: Retirement planning matters. In support of National Financial Literacy Month, April 2013, and the National Retirement Planning Coalition’s ongoing national retirement planning campaign, launched during National Retirement Planning Week® 2013, the U.S. Social Security Administration has released two new videos highlighting the need for Americans to create a financial [...]
Following the activities of National Retirement Planning Week® 2013, which ran April 8-12, the Social Security Administration provided a topical list of helpful retirement planning resources available on its website.
Social Security forms the foundation upon which Americans build their retirement plans. Because of this key role the program plays it is critical for all Americans to understand how Social Security works.
Most retirees initiate Social Security payments before their benefits reach their full potential. To help consumers and their financial advisors with this important decision, Symetra offers a web-based retirement planning toolkit that addresses the question, “Does it pay to delay Social Security?”
In January 2013, the U.S. Social Security Administration launched My Social Security to provide Americans online access to their personal Social Security information.
Part 3 in a series of developed by The American College for National Retirement Planning Week.
If you have earned enough Social Security credits through your work, the federal government program can help your family. Visit this resource for help planning for your survivors, if you are the survivor or to learn how you apply.
Social Security remains the most common expected source of future retirement income among Baby Boomers, individuals between the ages of 50 and 66, according to research by the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) released in April 2012. Forty-two percent of individuals in this demographic indicated that they anticipate the federal program to be a major source [...]
One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is “What is the best age to start receiving retirement benefits?” Unfortunately, there is not a cut-and-dry answer.