Making Social Security Work for You by Emily Guy Birken
Advice, Strategies, and Timelines That Can Maximize Your Benefits

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An up-to-date guide to getting the most out of Social Security under the new regulations that took effect on April 29, 2016.

Despite reports of Social Security's impending bankruptcy, Social Security remains an important part of most Americans' retirement plans. But will it be enough? Making Social Security Work for You teaches you what you need to know about Social Security retirement benefits and the options you can choose to help meet your retirement goals. In straightforward, easy-to-understand language, this compact guide provides advice on the advantages and disadvantages of delaying benefits as well as the best ways to maximize your benefits depending on your financial or marital situation.

Featuring a glossary of terms to help you better understand Social Security jargon; a full explanation on how the system works under the new regulations that took effect on April 29, 2016; and practical, actionable advice on how and when to save additional retirement funds, this book shows you how to make your retirement the best it can possibly be.

"Guy Birken brings her breezy style to explaining a system that can be mind-numbing." --The Washington Post

About Emily Guy Birken

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Emily Guy Birken is a finance writer who writes the "Live Like a Mensch" column for The Dollar Stretcher. She is also a contributor to Wise Bread, PT Money, Money Crashers, Yahoo! Finance and Business Insider, and many other personal finance sites. She edits and writes the blog for FinCon blog, an annual conference for financial bloggers. You can visit her at
Published June 4, 2016 by Adams Media. 256 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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