Social Security law has changed! Get What's Yours has been revised and updated to reflect new regulations that take effect on April 29, 2016.
Get What's Yours has proven itself to be the definitive book about how to navigate the forbidding maze of Social Security and emerge with the highest possible benefits. It is an engaging manual of tactics and strategies written by well-known financial commentators that is unobtainable elsewhere. You could try reading all 2,728 rules of the Social Security system (and the thousands of explanations of these rules), but academia's Kotlikoff, the popular press's Moeller, and public television's Solman explain the Social Security system just as comprehensively, and a lot more comprehensibly. Moreover, they demonstrate that what you don't know can seriously hurt you: wrong decisions about which Social Security benefits to apply for cost individual retirees tens of thousands of dollars in lost income every year. (Some of those people are even in the book.)
Changes to Social Security that take effect in 2016 make it more important than ever to wait as long as possible (until age 70, if possible) to claim Social Security benefits. The new law also has significant implications for those who wish to claim divorced spousal benefits (and how many Social Security recipients even know about divorced spousal benefits?). Besides addressing these and other issues, this revised edition contains a chapter explaining how Medicare rules can shape Social Security decisions.
Many other personal-finance books briefly address Social Security, but none offers the full, authoritative, yet conversational analysis of Get What's Yours.
Get What's Yours explains Social Security benefits through basic strategies and stirring stories. It covers the most frequent benefit scenarios faced by married retired couples; by divorced retirees; by widows and widowers. It explains what to do if you're a retired parent of dependent children; disabled; an eligible beneficiary who continues to work. It addresses the tax consequences of your choices, as well as the financial implications for other investments. It does all this and more.
There are more than 52 million Americans aged 54 to 69. Ten thousand of them reach Social Security's full retirement age of 66 every day. For all these people - and for their families and friends - Get What's Yours has proven to be an invaluable, and therefore indispensable, tool.
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Lots of Info for Audio But worth Getting
Yes but If they try to write more clearly by eliminating narrative stories that they scatter throughout in the book with more simple examples readers would have easier time understanding the many concepts presented.
They wrote one on Medicaid but I might skip it the writing style is hard to take in all the info.
Try to use more basic examples, these authors tried to use too many colorful story telling examples to make the discussion of social security ideas more approachable but the examples used tend to distract and confuse with unnecessary elements since the concepts are already so complex
Somewhat but a tough time to listen to
Knowledge is Power
I did not read the print version so I have no feedback on this.
Learning the nuances of how Social Secrrity works.
Yes, Jeff did a good job and the little vignettes and jokes added nice diversions to the stiff subject matter.
I reconsidered my approach to applying for benefits.