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Your Call: What are the best ways to maximize your Social Security benefits?

May 20, 2015

  

On the May 20th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about how to get more from Social Security. The new book Get What’s Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security by Laurence Kotlikoff, Philip Moeller, and Paul Solman offers strategies for how to maximize this benefit. According to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, we’re foregoing nearly $10 billion a year in Social Security spousal benefits. What do you want to know about Social Security? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you. 

Guests:

Paul Solman, business and economics correspondent with the PBS NewsHour

Philip Moeller, financial journalist, who covers Social Security and retirement issues for Money Magazine

Web resources:

PBS NewsHour: 34 Social Security Secrets You Need to Know

NPR: Obama’s New Budget Plan Proposes Closing Social Security Loophole

USA Today: Study – Social Security in Really Bad Shape

Time: the Rising Roll of Income Inequality on Social Security

NY Times: Americans Aren’t Saving Enough for Retirement, but One Change Could Help