Social Security
Social Security, Women & Money

Social Security & Divorce

Despite the current uncertainty about the future of Social Security, it remains, along with pensions and investments, an essential component of retirement income for men and women, married, single or divorced. Understanding Social Security rules, in order to work through complex choices about how and when to take benefits, can seem daunting. Many of these decisions have a lifetime impact, and cannot be undone. These can be even more critical given the financial uncertainty resulting from divorce.
Financial Planning, Social Security

FAQs: Social Security - Hilton Head Monthly, July 2009

Nearly every American has Social Security protection, either as a worker or a dependent of a worker. Yet conflicting political agendas and personal uncertainties complicate our perception and understanding of the program. There are deep seated concerns that the system may run out of money. In addition, it is a complex system, and benefits and eligibility are affected by many of the personal changes we experience in our lifetime.