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Category: Social Security

Protect Your Retirement Benefits with a my Social Security Account

Unfortunately, identity theft is common. According to a 2018 online survey by The Harris Poll, nearly 60 million Americans have been affected. So, how can you protect yourself? One easy way is by creating a my Social Security account through the Social Security Administration (SSA). Why is it important to create a my Social Security account? Well, if you don’t have an account, an identit...

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Category: Social Security

How do you Apply for Social Security?

Applying for Social Security is actually easy, and you have choices when it comes to how you want to apply for benefits. Apply online. It seems that most everything can be done online now, and applying for your Social Security benefits is no exception. Go to www.ssa.gov. Click on “Retirement” near the top of the page. Click on the “Apply for Retirement Benefits” button under the “Apply f...

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Category: Your Health

Protect Yourself From the Sun's Rays

Protecting yourself from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays is important at any age. But it’s especially important as you grow older. As we age, our skin becomes thinner from loss of fat and water content. This allows UV light to penetrate more deeply. Also, the body’s natural ability to repair damaged DNA diminishes. Damaged DNA can increase the likelihood of abnormal cell growth t...

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Category: Social Security

Can you Collect Social Security if You’re Still Working?

Interested in collecting Social Security but not quite ready to retire? While possible, this may result in some of your benefits being temporarily withheld, depending on your age. If you decide to apply for benefits before you reach full retirement age and continue to work, your benefits will be reduced by $1 for every $2 if you earn above the annual income limit. For 2018, according to ...

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