Relying Solely on Social Security Upon Retirement

Consider ourselves lucky that we are not living in the Great Depression, when you can only retire from work when you are no longer able, either because you are too old, too sick, or dead. To solve that problem, social security was introduced, paying the workers a retirement benefit when they reached the age of 65. It was meant to provide them means of living their finals years in relative comfort. However, there came a time when social security became a retiree’s only source of income. It was no…

Posted by Ardent Editor on Aug 1 2008 in Social Security


How to Secure Your Social Security Number

A person’s Social Security number has been associated as a national identifier. Although the federal government in 1936 ( when the Social Security number was first issued) assured the public that the Social Security number will only be used for Social Security programs, it has since been used by other private establishments for other purposes. The SSN (Social Security Number) has become a means for a private business to obtain information about the individual. The SSN has since been used for emp…

Posted by Ardent Editor on Apr 9 2008 in Social Security


Social Security Myths

Since Social Security affect millions of people, especially the elderly, it has become quite a sensitive issue and is frequently debated over from both sides. There are those that believe Social Security to be a system destined to fail while there are those that defend it and believe that it is a valuable social insurance program designed to help the elderly as well as the disabled and the beneficiaries or survivors of a worker who might have died suddenly. The continuing debate on Social Securi…

Posted by Ardent Editor on Mar 5 2008 in Social Security


Understanding Social Security

Social Security may be a commonly known but a least understood concept that many people seem to take for granted. In the US, it has been able to service quite number of people especially those considered to be the indigents in the population. Even for those who think that they may have no need for Social Security such as the well off, it is still important to learn the basics and better understand just how Social Security works to serve people. By putting it simply, Social Security is a social i…

Posted by Ardent Editor on Feb 20 2008 in Social Security


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