Money Zone: Social Security

Even though politicians are forever debating the future of Social Security, chances are you’ll get some kind of benefits when you retire. Women are more likely than men to have low benefit amounts because they tend to move in and out of the workforce. So it’s critical that you get the most out of Social Security. We’ll tell you how to get started, first by checking your benefits on the Social Security Administration website to determine if your earnings have been recorded accurately. Then you can factor your benefits into your retirement goals.

Social Security: Member Guide

Social Security is one of the more controversial financial questions of our time-will it be there for you, or won’t it? Should it be privatized or not? What happened to the trust fund? Of course, politicians will still be debating by the time all of us are retired. Here’s how to make sure you get […]

Determining Your Benefits

The average monthly Social Security check for a woman over 65 is $697– $207 less than a man’s– because women take time out of the workforce to care for families or ailing parents, and often earn lower salaries while working. How can you ensure that you get every bit of the money that has your name on it?