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Social security for dummies / by Jonathan Peterson, award-winning journalist.

Peterson, Jonathan, (author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781119375739
  • ISBN: 1119375738
  • Physical Description: xii, 318 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 3rd edition.
  • Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes index and bibliography.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part 1: Getting started with Social Security. What Social Security is and why you need it ; A breakdown of benefits ; Deciding when to start collecting retirement benefits ; Protecting your number and securing your card -- Part 2: Taking the plunge : filing for Social Security. Signing up for benefits ; Determining how much you've earned ; Navigating the system ; When you and Social Security disagree : the appeals process -- Part 3: Who benefits and when. Spousal benefits : watching out for each other ; Family benefits : who gets what ; When you can't work : Social Security disability benefits -- Part 4: Social Security and your future. Enrolling in Medicare ; Working in "retirement" ; Shaping a financial future you can live with -- Part 5: The part of tens. Ten myths about Social Security ; Ten reasons young people should care about Social Security ; Ten choices facing the country about the future of Social Security -- Part 6: Appendixes. Appendix A: Glossary ; Appendix B: Resources ; Appendix C: Strengthening Social Security.
Summary, etc.:
"For the newest edition, laws, dates and resources will be updated, new policies will be discussed, in relation to social security. Since its inception in 1937, workers across the United States have set aside a portion of their wages to fund the Social Security Administration. For many, Social Security forms the foundation for their retirement funds, yet few fully understand the purpose and impact of this important U.S. Institution. Social Security For Dummies provides readers with the information they need to take charge and successfully navigate the U.S. Social Security Administration."
Subject: Social security > United States.
Retirement > United States > Planning.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS > Personal Finance.
Retirement > Planning.
Social security.
United States.