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Social Security is Complicated

Posted by John Sweeney | Sep 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bottom line, you will use your Social Security and it will be meaningful to you. However, it was not designed to be your primary source of income in retirement.  Your average life expectancy at 65 is about 20 years, longer if you are in good shape, highly educated and with high income. 

Social Security is more complicated than you think.  Figuring out how to maximize the amount you will receive is difficult.  While simple in theory it is complicated in application.

You have to decide when to start taking it.  Your age changes the benefits dramatically.  In addition, whether you are working or not is important because it can cause you to lose benefits. 

Moreover, you need to make sure you maximize the benefits for your spouse too.  

Make sure you understand the rules or get a good adviser to help you through the maze.  

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John Sweeney

John is an experienced lawyer who helps you solve your problems. He practices Elder, Wills, Estates, Trusts, Special Needs, Business, & Tax Law in Fairfield County CT and Westchester County New York. He brings a wealth of experience in law, business, tax, insurance, and finance to arrive at practical solutions with compassion and care. Honest, direct and practical, he is focused on you and your problems. He also brings a wealth of personal experience from his own large family and aging parents.


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Elder, Wills, Estates, Trusts, Special Needs Tax & Business Law; Attorney John Sweeney

Sweeney Legal, LLC, provides legal, practical, and business counsel to Seniors, families, and businesses in the Fairfield, Connecticut area, including the communities of Bridgeport, Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, New Canaan, Newtown, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton. John is also licensed in New York serving Westchester County including the towns of Bedford, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, North Salem, Pound Ridge, and Somers.