Contributed By: Jon Freeman

Social Security for Dummies” is a guide that can help you navigate the world of Social Security retirement benefits. The updated edition of this book, written by former executive communications director at AARP Jonathan Peterson, offers clear guidance on when to claim benefits, how much you can expect to receive, where to find Social Security calculators, and so much more. Inside Social Security for Dummies you will see sections on topics like:

1. What Social Security is what it means for you
2. How to apply for benefits
3. When to apply for benefits
4. Securing your Social Security card
5. Protecting your Social Security number
6. Spousal Social Security benefits
7. Getting advice on when to start collecting
8. Find out how Social Security and Medicare work together

To access more information on managing your finances feel free to take a look at the GCPL Personal Finance Guide.