• Social Security Simplified

  • The Complete Guide to Understanding Social Security
  • By: ClydeBank Finance
  • Narrated by: Amy Barron Smolinski
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 08-14-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: ClydeBank Media LLC
  • 4.4 (21 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Social Security: finally simplified for the everyday person and explained in laymen's terms. This book breaks down Social Security so simply that you'll know exactly how to maximize your benefits for life!
Disability and retirement can be very frightening words for someone who does not have a firm grasp on their finances. Having to provide for yourself and your family during those times always becomes paramount.
If you don't understand how Social Security works, you could be missing out on huge benefits.
You hear about Social Security on the news and in the paper all time, but you don't understand how it really works. With so much attention on Social Security in recent years, no matter your age, you realize its importance. It's time you fully understand what Social Security is, how it works, and what it means for you. No other book is going to teach you about Social Security from the ground up - discussing the history of this social insurance system, how it is funded and dispersed, and how to get your fair share!
Social Security currently provides benefits to over 50 million people every month in the United States. That means that in one in four households, someone receives Social Security benefits in one form or another. Contrary to what politicians might state, Social Security is not going anywhere in the foreseeable future. Social Security benefits represent a significant portion of the entire economy and that portion is only expected to grow.
For many Americans, Social Security income will provide the majority of their retirement income. Even those who've cultivated other sources of retirement income over the years will still rely on Social Security as a significant pillar of their greater retirement strategies. You need to understand social security.
©2015 ClydeBank Media LLC (P)2015 ClydeBank Media LLC
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By dailey on 09-30-15

You need to know this information

Would you consider the audio edition of Social Security Simplified to be better than the print version?

Yes I personally listened to the book twice to make sure I didn't miss any of the important information.

What does Amy Barron Smolinski bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She has a very clear and easy to listen to voice.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Truthfully I was shocked at how easy it would be to be financially harmed without the right amount of information. The normal person just goes into social security and expects them to tell them everything they need to know. But what if that person is not properly trained or just doesn't care. That is where you need to know before walking in to that office to sign up for your benefits first. We have all worked hard for retirement and that is not the time to make mistakes that would financially harm your monthly benefit for the rest of your life.

Any additional comments?

This is a book that is full of information that only an expect can give you. I know that I was surprised several times with some of the information that they have collected. The regular everyday person could never gather half of it. Even if you did a search of the internet for hours. They have put it all together for us in this one audio book and included a pdf to make it even simply for you to understand. So you can maximize your social security befits. For an audio that costs under 10 dollars is could save you hundreds of dollars in retirement benefits monthly. I would put this on my must have list of audio books.

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By Kimberly Finnegan on 10-14-17

Information Packed

This book was informative and easy to understand. The political and philosophical discussion of the proposed future of Social Security was an added bonus, and gave context to the book as a whole.

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