I opened my email this morning to find the following. Thought I would re-post this brief message from the Social Security Administration and “spread the word”…

“July 19th through 25th marks the celebration of our second National my Social Security Week. Since you have an account, you are aware of what a great financial planning and benefit management tool it is! We hope that you take this opportunity to spread the word to your colleagues, friends and family, about the benefits of signing up for a my Social Security account at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.

Let them know that with their account, they can verify their earnings and get estimates of their future benefits to help them make important financial decisions. If they are already receiving benefits, they can get a benefit verification letter, check benefit and payment information, change their address or direct deposit information, and get a replacement Medicare card or SSA-1099 for tax season. A my Social Security account is convenient, secure, and FREE!

It’s never too early or too late to plan for retirement.”

– John D. Miller is the founder/owner of Home Care Partners, LLC, a Massachusetts business providing private duty, personalized in-home assistance and companion care services to those needing help in daily activities and household functions. He can be reached at: (781) 378-2164; email: jdmiller@homecarepartners.biz ; or online at: www.homecarepartnersma.com