Social Security

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Social Security Now

“The days when Americans could count on pensions from their employers are long gone, as fewer and fewer organizations offer them to their staff. While pensions are becoming an endangered species, Social Security remains the primary source of guaranteed lifetime retirement income for many older adults.”

Most of us will depend on Social Security for at least part of our revenue when we retire, so here’s what you should know about this convenient benefit.

The Social Security outlook: What you and your family need...

"The recently passed Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 made some of the most significant changes to Social Security benefits in recent years. The changes mainly affected two claiming strategies known as “file and suspend” and “restricted..."

Five Questions and Answers about New Social Security Claiming Rules

"If you sign up for a my Social Security account at, you can view your Social Security Statement online. Your statement contains a detailed record of your earnings, as well as estimates of retirement, survivors, and disability benefits, along..."

Should Ministers Opt Out of Social Security?

"We talk with a lot of pastors around here, and one question always seems to pop up: Can I opt out of Social Security? It’s a good question! Now, we’re not accountants, but we do know a thing or two about how to best manage the money God has...."