What's the Deal with Social Security for Women

What's the Deal with Social Security for Women

by Marcia Mantell


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As a woman nearing retirement, you may be delightfully surprised to get your own Social Security check. But you probably have questions. Questions such as:

  • How much money will I actually get from Social Security?
  • How soon can I retire and start collecting my Social Security?
  • What are my options for claiming?
  • Do I really get benefits on my spouse or ex-spouse?

Drawing on the author's expertise and sharing the personal stories of real women, What’s The Deal With Social Security for Women opens the door on how Social Security works regardless of your life's journey. It's for you if you’re married, divorced, widowed, or single and will take some of the mystery out of this complex yet critical income source. Read this book discover how important it is to:

  • Make smart decisions about when to claim Social Security
  • Receive more monthly income by claiming after age 62
  • Learn the facts about Social Security's future
  • Balance time and money when deciding when to retire

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781334027
Publisher: Rethink Press Limited
Publication date: 08/29/2019
Pages: 262
Sales rank: 1,058,003
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

During almost 30 years in the retirement business, Marcia has talked to thousands of women across the country. Many are unsure what this next life stage is all about and if they'll be able to afford the lifestyle they want. Marcia helps women understand how claiming their Social Security is a critical financial decision and how to do it right. Learn more at www.BoomerRetirementBriefs.com

Table of Contents


PART ONE Social Security Basics: From A Bit Of History To How Your Benefits Are Calculated

PART TWO The Social Security Claiming Categories

Section A Overview for married women: the basics for happily married couples

Section B Divorced women – the basics of divorce and claiming on your ex-spouse

Section C Surviving spouses – an overview

Section D Individual workers – defined as not married, not divorced, not widowed

Section E WEP And GPO – when you have a state or union pension plan

PART THREE More Social Security Must-Knows


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