The Social Security system can be complicated to navigate. Whether you’re in the early years of your career or nearing retirement, it’s important to understand how social security works and how to maximize your eventual benefit, especially if you are divorced or widowed.
You begin paying into the social security system with your first job but if you are young and building your career, your mind is likely preoccupied with shorter-term priorities. You may be working long hours or starting a family, making it difficult to think about retirement and social security. For now, just keep in mind that there are a few things you can do during your working years to help maximize your ultimate benefit. [Read more…]