Introduction to Social Security, Medicare and Retirement

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Social Security and Medicare are vital parts of retirement. To get the most out of them, you must understand how they work.

What you will learn

  • What Are Social Security Benefits?
  • Who Is Eligible for Social Security Benefits?
  • Who Pays Social Security and Medicare Taxes?
  • How Do Social Security and Medicare Fit into Your Retirement Planning?
  • Social Security: Will It Be There for You?

What do you know?

Introduction to Social Security, Medicare and Retirement

Most Americans don’t start saving for retirement as early as they should. As a result, many people depend heavily on Social Security for their retirement funds. But will Social Security funds be there when you retire? How much Social Security will you need to live comfortably in retirement?

In addition to your retirement income, determining your healthcare coverage also becomes increasingly important. Americans are living longer than ever before at a time when retirement and healthcare expenses are increasing.

Today, many are concerned that Social Security and Medicare benefits won’t be there when they need them. The first step toward maximizing your benefits is to understand how they work.