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Social Security’s One-Two Punch

Posted on 10/1/2013 by | In Other News . . . | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsYou may not think of Social Security as an economic stimulus program, but it is. A new report from AARP, in fact, shows that every $1 paid out by Social Security generates, in turn, about $2 of total output for the U.S. economy — or nearly $1.4 trillion in 2012. Economists call this the “multiplier effect.” Simply put, that’s when one person’s spending (in this case, spending generated by Social Security benefits) becomes a second person’s income, then the second …

Have Social Security Questions? New Path to Fast Answers

Posted on 09/5/2012 by | Social Security | Comments

Money & SavingsIf you’re like most people at a certain life stage, you probably have more questions than answers when it comes to navigating the Social Security maze. The good news is that whatever your question, the odds are that someone else has asked it already. AARP has logged more than 11,000 questions about Social Security – and now there is an online tool to give you the answers on topics relevant for you. Curious how your retirement benefit is calculated? Would …