Social Security Made Simple

6a0133f3fc5805970b01901df9baee970b-200wiSocial Security Made Simple is a useful book for family child care providers that will help you understand this important foundation of your retirement.

The book is short – 104 pages. It covers:

* How to qualify to receive Social Security benefits

* How retirement benefits are calculated

* How to receive spousal and widow benefits

* Social Security for divorced spouses

* More

There is a good chapter on Social Security planning and when to take benefits. The answer depends on whether you are married, how long you expect to live, how much your spouse earns, and more. The answer is not simple.

Because the decision of when to take Social Security benefits is so important, I strongly recommend that you consult with a financial planner or the Social Security office nearest you at least several years before you are considering retirement, to find out what is the best option for you and your family.

The book costs about $10 if purchased on Amazon.

The author also has a helpful website ( that contains simple, helpful advice about investing and money.

Tom Copeland –

This is my 500th post on my blog since I started it in September 2010.

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Money Management smallFor more information about Social Security and retirement, see my book Family Child Care Money Management and Retirement Guide.

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  1. Congratulations on 500 blog posts!
    All of them important information for us in Family Child Care
    Thanks Tom

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