Social Security For Dummies

John Wiley & Sons
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The easy way to get a handle on Social Security

Are you or a loved one looking to understand how Social Security benefits work? Social Security For Dummies helps you better understand and navigate the U.S. Social Security Administration, covering important topics such as how benefits are funded and distributed, the various Social Security options and how to qualify, and deciding when to start accepting Social Security benefits.

Additionally, it explains the history, regulations, and significant changes to U.S. Social Security, as well as considerations for the future of the program.

  • Advice for ensuring you're receiving your maximum benefits
  • Gives you a thorough breakdown of how benefits are determined and what programs are sponsored by the Social Security Administration
  • Covers challenges and considerations for those with special circumstances

Whether you're receiving Social Security benefits, helping someone who is, or thinking about beginning to accept benefits yourself, Social Security For Dummies is a must-have resource for navigating this complicated (and sometimes confusing) landscape.

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About the author

Jonathan Peterson is Executive Communications Director at AARP and an award-winning journalist. He is a former Washington correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. During his news career, he covered the White House, state and national political campaigns, and various facets of U.S. domestic and economic policy. He was a 2007 National Press Foundation fellow in the Retirement Issues in the 21st Century program.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Mar 12, 2012
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9781118228494
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Personal Finance / General
Business & Economics / Personal Finance / Retirement Planning
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This content is DRM protected.
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Jonathan Peterson
Social Security For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293330) was previously published as Social Security For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781118967560). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.


Praise for Social Security For Dummies:

"Social Security for Dummies is a must read for people of any age who want a comfortable retirement. Jonathan Peterson does a great job of explaining this complicated system and helps you understand how to get the most from the benefits you've earned. The difference between a smart claiming strategy and a dumb one can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars, so you'll want to invest in this book."
—Liz Weston, personal finance columnist and author of The 10 Commandments of Money

"This is your go-to book on Social Security. Chock-full of useful tips, easy to use, and well organized, it answers all your questions about Social Security."
—Steve Vernon, author of Money for Life: Turn Your IRA and 401(k) Into a Lifetime Retirement Paycheck and CBS MoneyWatch commentator

"Social Security for Dummies is indispensable for anyone who wants to get the best possible deal from Social Security—and that means all of us, young and old, because everyone will need Social Security benefits in this era of disappearing pensions and dwindling savings. Strategies for single people, for married couples, for survivors, for divorced people: You can find expert advice on all these subjects and more in this easy-to-understand guide to a very complex subject."
— Bob Rosenblatt, editor of HelpwithAging.com and Senior Fellow at the National Academy of Social Insurance

About the book:

Take the mystery out of Social Security and maximize your benefits when you retire

Social Security For Dummies is the definitive resource to navigating the often-complex world of Social Security retirement benefits and the U.S. Social Security Administration. If you're nearing retirement age, or assisting someone who is, this guide will show you how to avoid common pitfalls, determine when you should claim your benefits, and figure out how much you can expect to receive each month.

This newest edition provides updates to relevant dates and resources as well as an in-depth look at policy changes that will affect those about to retire. Packed with information that will help you make decisions that will maximize your financial well-being, this great resource makes it easy to understand everything you need to know quickly and easily.

Understand new Social Security Administration policies and what they mean for you Determine how to incorporate Social Security into your overall retirement plan Get answers to common questions Find resources to use when you're stumped

With Social Security For Dummies, you can take charge of your retirement and successfully navigate the U.S. Social Security Administration.

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