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Start the Social Security Benefits Flowing

When you do it can help you make the most of your benefits

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Navigate the Medicare and Social Security Maze

Here's how to unravel the complicated programs

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Over 58 million Americans receive Social Security. Tell Congress to protect your heard-earned benefits

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What Will Your Social Security Benefit Be?

How Social Security calculates how much you'll receive each month

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Women and Social Security

Longer lives, lower pay makes benefits important

10 Things You Should Know About Social Security

10 Things To Know About Social Security

Learn about benefits, eligibility, how to apply and more

Social Security Taxes

Social Security Benefits and the IRS

Taxable? Maybe — it depends on your other income

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A Tale of Two Brothers: It Pays to Wait

Did you know that waiting even a year or two to claim your benefits can make a big difference in monthly benefits for the rest of your life?

Jean Chatzky on Social Security

AARP financial ambassador Jean Chatzky suggests waiting to claim Social Security benefits so your monthly check will be higher

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7 Ways to Save More

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We went around the U.S. and talked to folks about Social Security

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Social Security Resources

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Got Social Security Questions?

AARP's Social Security Q&A tool has the answers

Social Security for Dummies, 2nd edition

Social Security For Dummies

Get expert advice for ensuring you're receiving your maximum benefits

Cuestionario: ¿Está usted Savvy Acerca de la Seguridad Social?

Quiz: Are You Savvy About Social Security?

Think you know Social Security? Test your smarts on this great American retirement program


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