Although Social Security is commonly thought of as a retirement program, it touches the lives of nearly all Americans: older Americans, workers who become disabled, and families in which a spouse or parent dies.
Today, about 168 million people work and pay Social Security taxes and about 60 million people receive monthly Social Security benefits. Most beneficiaries are retirees and their families, equaling about 42 million people.
As you begin to dive deeper into Social Security benefits, it is critical to understand the strategies that may affect you and your family now and in the future. This guide will address each strategy and also prepare you to discuss each topic to compile the best plan for you and your family’s future.
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