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The Journey: 4 things for retirees to keep in mind about volatile stock market

When stock market volatility spikes, financial advisers typically remind investors they have time to keep the money invested and let it ride out the cycle, but what about people already in retirement?

As a whole, people in their 70s and beyond used to have very little invested in stocks, but that has changed in recent years due to low savings ...Read more

The Journey: 4 things for retirees to keep in mind about volatile stock market

When stock market volatility spikes, financial advisers typically remind investors they have time to keep the money invested and let it ride out the cycle, but what about people already in retirement?

As a whole, people in their 70s and beyond used to have very little invested in stocks, but that has changed in recent years due to low savings ...Read more

Social Security: 4 questions to ask yourself as you plan for retirement

Deciding when to start receiving your retirement benefits from Social Security is a decision that only you can make, and you should make that decision with as much information as possible. There are a lot of important questions to answer.

Should you claim benefits earlier and get a smaller monthly payment for more years? Or should you wait and ...Read more

Social Security: Ex-spouse benefits and how they affect you

Just like during tax season, it's good to have all the information you need early so you can prepare and get any money you are due.

If you are age 62, unmarried, and divorced from someone entitled to Social Security retirement or disability benefits, you may be eligible to receive benefits based on his or her record. To be eligible, you must ...Read more

Social Security: Celebrating our nation's diversity

On January 15 we celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, as a federal 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.

Diversity of skills, knowledge, and perspective is what you want when putting...Read more

Social Security: Applying for a child's number and card

During the holiday season, most of us, regardless of religion or beliefs, focus on the children we love. Caring for children is one of the best ways to safeguard the future. And we at Social Security know a thing or two about helping children.

The application for a Social Security number and card is sometimes overlooked in the paperwork that ...Read more

Social Security: Is it Medicare or Medicaid?

A lot of people have a difficult time understanding the difference between Medicare and Medicaid. Both programs begin with the letter "M." They're both health insurance programs run by the government. People often ask questions about what Medicare and Medicaid are, what services they cover, and who administers the programs.

Let's start with ...Read more

Social Security: Five ways social security protects you and your family

Next payday, when you see a portion of your wages go toward FICA taxes, rest easier knowing that your investment in Social Security brings a lifetime of protections for you and your family.

From your first job and throughout your career, we track your earnings and give you credits for the contributions you've made through payroll taxes. Those ...Read more

Social Security: Understanding the government pension offset

Getting ready for retirement requires evaluation of all your sources of retirement income. Even if you worked for the government and didn't pay the FICA tax on your earnings, you may be eligible for benefits from your spouse's work under Social Security.

However, when you receive both your own non-covered government pension and a Social ...Read more

Social Security: Social Security supports veterans

Supporting veterans and active duty members of the military is a key part of Social Security's mission. Our disability program has helped countless wounded warriors and their loved ones. Every Veterans Day, the nation collectively honors the brave people who risk their lives to protect our country.

For those who return home with injuries, ...Read more

Social Security: Social Security online puts you in control

Taking control of your future is the first step in planning a long and happy retirement. Social Security is making it faster and easier to do this with my Social Security.

With your own personal my Social Security account, you'll get immediate access to your personal Social Security Statement that has your earnings record and an estimate of ...Read more

Social Security: One fact you should know about disability

Disability is something many people aren't faced with in a direct way. The reality is, a 20-year-old worker currently has a one-in-four chance of becoming disabled before reaching retirement age. That makes Social Security disability benefits something you should learn about and understand.

One fact you should know is Social Security's ...Read more

Social Security: How may we help you?

Social Security has a toolbox full of resources on its website, www.socialsecurity.gov, to help you with your financial planning. With so many resources, maybe it's easier if we highlight one of our "best."

B.E.S.T. is the Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool, available at https://ssabest.benefits.gov. It can help you find out if you might be ...Read more