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Your Social Security benefit calculation is based on more than your lifetime earnings.
You can backdate your Social Security --- but should you?
Don’t let a Social Security employee advise you on what could be one of the most important decisions of your life
Bad advice or one mistake can cost you thousands in retirement. Make sure you know what you're eligible for and what you want before claiming.
Social Security is the No. 1 antipoverty program for seniors, children and veterans, says Social Security 2100 Act sponsor Rep. John Larson
It also avoids the potential pitfalls of making benefit improvements temporary
Want to keep your vision sharp? Take a hike
They've made it easier to see how much you might collect, but experts have some criticisms.
Changes that expire in 5 years could create real problems
Where do you think Congress finds the trillions to pay for these things?
Seniors get the biggest Social Security raise in years — and it’s already been eaten up by inflation
There's no margin for error when inflation exceeds COLA
A price index for the elderly doesn’t always yield a higher number.
Social Security is going to be vital to all but the very richest retirees
Caregiver credits, increased minimum benefits and a switch in inflation adjustments are on the list
Media coverage could induce people to grab their benefits early, but don’t lead to more saving, experiment shows