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Posts Tagged ‘Social Security Benefits’

How Social Security Benefits Are Calculated

{ Posted on Nov 15 2010 by Marcus Alston }
A friend and I recently were debating how social security benefits are calculated, so I decided to research the issue. Social Security benefits are based on earnings earned during your working years. Actual earnings are adjusted or "indexed" to account for ...Read More »

Pros and Cons of taking Social Security Early

{ Posted on Sep 18 2010 by Marcus Alston }
With the current economy still quite anemic, including high unemployment and lower wages, consumers are electing to take Social Security benefits in record numbers, with many of them being early filers.  In 2009, a record 2.74 million people filed for ...Read More »