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Social Security 101

From Medicare to Spousal Benefits, an Essential Primer on Government Retirement Aid

Part of Adams 101

A crash course in retirement benefits!

Too often, writing about social security turns the noteworthy details of the benefits into boring details about regulations or biased political arguments that would put even a die-hard bureaucrat to sleep. Social Security 101 cuts out the tedious explanations and instead provides a hands-on lesson that keeps you engaged as you learn all you need to know about the federal program that's been around since the Great Depression.

From the history of social security to its likely role in the future, this primer is packed with hundreds of entertaining tidbits and concepts that will keep you engaged as you learn how to maximize your benefits.

So whether you want to learn about calculating your retirement age or estimating your projected payments, Social Security 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.

Alfred Mill has a deep interest in personal finance and economics. He is the author of Personal Finance 101Economics 101, and Social Security 101.

“[An} extraordinarily detailed guide offers a highly organized handbook in plain English to the Social Security program … .An enjoyable discussion of the idea of retirement and a surprisingly readable history lesson on the creation of Social Security … [which] keeps current with references to recent newsworthy events … .Readers approaching retirement age  …will appreciate this exhaustively researched and highly useful reference.”

– Library Journal, Starred Review

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