The Complete Idiot's Guide to Social Security

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Penguin, 2002 - Medical - 293 pages
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Easy-to-understand breakdown of one of the hottest political and economic issues in the U.S. today

-- The future of Social Security as we know it is in serious question; this book will address all elements of the sweeping changes that are being proposed to the system in Washington even today.

-- There is little current competition for this title. Of the ones that do exist, none will be as comprehensive as The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to Social Security.

-- Should privatization come to pass, and workers are allowed to invest their payroll taxes in the stock market (provided the market grows stronger), what are the long-term risks and ramifications? This book will explain.

Why do we pay social security taxes? When and why was social security invented? Who pays social security? Who doesn't? And what's all this about privatizing the social security system and investing it in the stock market? In The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to Social Security, author Lita Epstein explains the intricacies and benefits of this government program that was founded in 1935 by President Roosevelt to help out poverty-stricken senior citizens. The author will cover how social security can fund your retirement (at least partially); the requirements one must meet to be eligible for social security; and protecting your benefits. The author will also cover, in depth, the effect privatization of the social security system will mean for millions of baby boomers. Such related topics as Medicare and Medigap will also be covered.

  

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i went on medicare recently.i bought this book for reference and information.i haven't used it very much but found it informative. ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Lita Epstein is managing editor of Business to Business Magazine in Atlanta. She co-authored Teach Yourself Retirement Planning in 24 Hours, which was published in September 2001.

In the financial-planning area, Lita develops online courses on topics such as investing for retirement and finance and investing for women. She was the content director for a financial services website, MostChoice.com, and managed the investing-for-women site at About.com. She also wrote TipWorld's Mutual Fund Tip of the Day in addition to columns about mutual fund trends for numerous websites.

As a congressional press secretary, Lita gained firsthand knowledge about how to work within and around the federal bureaucracy, giving her great insight into how government programs work. In the past, Lita has been a daily newspaper reporter, a magazine editor, and a fundraiser for The Carter Presidential Center. She earned her MBA from Emory University's Goizueta Business School in Atlanta, Georgia, and her BA from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

For fun, Lita enjoys scuba diving and is even certified as an underwater photographer. She hikes, canoes, and enjoys surfing the Web to find all its hidden treasures.

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