You may not know this, but April is National Financial Literacy Month.

In an effort to help increase your financial literacy, we are extending an invitation to join the Social Security Administration and BRAG in raising awareness for the importance of planning and saving for retirement.

The SSA is holding National my Social Security Week from April 4th through 13th.  As a part of their initiative, we invite you to create a my Social Security online account.  This will assist you in your retirement planning, as well as give you an easy way to track your benefits.

Surprisingly, it is fast, free, and effective; three words you don’t often associate with the federal government!

Please take a moment and open a my Social Security account now at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.

Additional information below:

Start Planning Today with my Social Security

For more than 80 years, Social Security has helped secure today and tomorrow with information, tools and resources to meet our customers’ changing needs and lifestyles.

Your retirement may seem far off, but the fact is there’s no better time than now to lay the foundation for a bright future. Social Security is just one piece of the puzzle. Saving is another. And, if you become disabled and unable to work, you may be eligible for disability benefits.

Open your free my Social Security account today and access your personal, online account information.

  • It takes just minutes
  • Verify your earnings history (benefits are based on your earnings)
  • See your benefit estimates and more
  • It’s quick and easy
  • Advanced security features protect your privacy

Social Security benefits are not intended to be your only income source when you retire. On average, Social Security will replace about 40 percent of your annual pre-retirement earnings. You will need other savings, investments, pensions, or retirement accounts to live comfortably. Use your online Social Security Statement, available in your personal account, as a tool for planning your financial future.

Help secure your today and tomorrow. Open a my Social Security account now at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.

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