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Social Security 101, 2nd Edition

From Medicare to Spousal Benefits, an Essential Primer on Government Retirement Aid

About The Book

Learn the ins and outs of the social security system in this accessible, easy-to-navigate guide with refreshed, updated information in Social Security 101, 2nd Edition.

Too often, writing about social security turns the noteworthy details of the benefits into boring details about regulations or biased political arguments that would put even a diehard bureaucrat to sleep. Social Security 101, 2nd Edition, cuts out the tedious explanations and instead provides a hands-on lesson that keeps you engaged as you learn all you need to know about the federal program that’s been around since the Great Depression.

From the history of social security to its likely role in the future, this primer is packed with hundreds of entertaining tidbits and concepts that will keep you on track as you learn how to maximize your benefits.

Whether you want to learn about calculating your retirement age or estimating your projected payments, Social Security 101 has all the answers—even the ones you didn’t know you were looking for.

About The Authors

Michele Cagan is a CPA, author, and financial mentor. With more than twenty years of experience, she offers unique insights into personal financial planning, from breaking out of debt and minimizing taxes, to maximizing income and building wealth. Michele has written numerous articles and books about personal finance, investing, and accounting, including The Infographic Guide to Personal FinanceInvesting 101Stock Market 101, and Financial Words You Should Know. In addition to her financial know-how, Michele has a not-so-secret love of painting, Star Wars, and chocolate. She lives in Maryland with her son, dogs, cats, and koi. Get more financial guidance from Michele by visiting

Alfred Mill has a deep interest in personal finance and economics. He is the author of Personal Finance 101Economics 101, and Social Security 101.

Why We Love It

“With recent changes in social security and Medicare, readers need a comprehensive handbook to explain these changes in simple way. Enter Social Security 101! The answer to all your social security questions, in one easy-to-navigate guide.”

—Eileen M., Editor, on Social Security 101, 2nd Edition

Product Details

  • Publisher: Adams Media (November 7, 2024)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781507222348

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