financial FOCUS. 10 Things You Might Not Know About Social Security

September 2011
PN;Sep2011, Vol. 65 Issue 9, p38
Trade Publication
The article offers information related to financial planning. It mentions that person who wants to receive Social Security benefits must apply for it because it does not start to come in the Normal Retirement Age (NRA), could still work but benefits will be deducted, and have two trust funds for retirement and disability. It states tips for long term investment which include invest in longer periods, reinvest returns, and take advantage of pretax contribution and tax-deferred account earnings.


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