Week 5 Make a Social Security Account Online

You have a long way to go before you start drawing on Social Security. I get that.

But today, go make an account online. It will take you less than 3 minutes. This protects you from identity theft. If you make an account with your social security number, no one else will be able to do that.  You don't want someone drawing on your benefits even if they are small.

Here's a link to make it even easier.

I used this calculator to figure out my future benefits and when it is the best time to start taking benefits. The longer your expected life-span, the longer you should wait to start taking SS.

I might use this site to determine how to optimize my social security benefits. It's trickier than it sounds on the surface.

(updated May 9,2017)

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