Social Security and Your Retirement

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Your Money at Stake:
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Our latest video goes behind the headlines on the future of Social Security, and uncovers how the choices you make today could help boost your retirement income later. View panelist bios.
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Social Security: Will It be there for you?
Social Security: Will It be there for you?
Find out what's behind the rumors of Social Security's demise — and what are the solutions to help get it back on track. Watch the video. (03:55)
Social Security benefits: The value of waiting.
Social Security benefits: The value of waiting.
Learn how delaying the age when you take Social Security can deliver higher lifetime benefits. Watch the video. (06:27)
Is it realistic to plan on working in retirement?
Is it realistic to plan on working in retirement?
Why recent studies suggest that relying on working in retirement may not be such a good idea. Watch the video. (04:06)
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An average retired couple between age 65 and 69 can expect a lifetime Social Security benefit of nearly $500,000.
David Laster and Anil Suri, "When Should You Claim Social Security?" The Journal of Retirement, Summer 2014, p. 14.
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