Social Security

Can you count on it? What should you consider before taking it? Get the facts about this key retirement benefit.

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When planning for retirement, it's most important to focus on what you can control. Deciding when to claim your Social Security benefits is one of the most important retirement decisions you'll make. Here are some resources to help guide your decision-making.

Considerations before taking Social Security

When and how you take Social Security are personal and complex decisions. And they need to be made with your entire financial picture in mind. Learn more about the important considerations before you decide.

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Should I count on Social Security?

Concerns over the size of the U.S. debt and budget deficit are causing many people to ask whether Social Security will still be around when they need it.

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