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Social Security for Dummies

Jonathan Peterson

With Jonathan Peterson, Executive Communications Director – AARP, Author – Social Security for Dummies

Social Security is part of virtually every American’s life in retirement, if not sooner. If you’re like most people, you’re aware that when you start collecting retirement benefits affects how much money you get, but you’re not sure what that means for you. Armed with answers to some key questions, you can get the most out of your Social Security retirement benefits.

As you plan for retirement, you need to know how much Social Security retirement income you can expect. Note to Baby Boomers: This information could come in handy sooner than you think. Finally, if you’ve applied for Social Security disability benefits, your initial application may be denied, but you’re not out of options: You can appeal Social Security’s decision through a multi-phase process. So tune in to find out all you need to know about Social Security from an industry authority on the matter.


I've been an investment strategist and adviser for over 35 years, leading with a mission of unbiased advice to educate and protect listeners on my weekly radio show on NPR affiliates nationwide. I have been named a “Top 100 Wealth Advisor” by Worth Magazine and “Top Advisor” by Reuters.