What Every Woman Needs to Know About Social Security

Given women’s longer lives and lower earnings, it’s more important than ever to understand how the complex rules of Social Security benefits apply to you.

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Most Americans have a pretty low opinion of government programs, according to the Pew Research Center, with one notable exception: Social Security. A YouGov poll shows 89% of people who are currently receiving Social Security benefits have a favorable view of the program.

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Erin Wood, CFP®, CRPC®, FBSⓇ
Senior Vice President, Financial Planning, Carson Group

Erin Wood is the Senior Vice President of Financial Planning at Carson Group, where she develops strategies to help families achieve their financial goals. She holds Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and Certified Financial Behavior Specialist designations.