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41 Social Security tips to know this year

GOBankingRates Logo By Teo Spengler of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 42: On the surface, Social Security might seem like a simple system: You pay in while you're working and then get monthly benefits when you retire. But for most people, Social Security is unknown territory, full of toll roads, burned-out bridges, roundabouts, one-way streets and dead-ends — a scenario that probably makes you want to reach for a roadmap. Unfortunately, there is no roadmap for navigating this confusing system, but you do have resources that can help. Click through to get Social Security tips for 2018 to help you understand and maximize your Social Security benefits.

41 Social Security Tips to Know This Year

On the surface, Social Security might seem like a simple system: You pay in while you're working and then get monthly benefits when you retire. But for most people, Social Security is unknown territory, full of toll roads, burned-out bridges, roundabouts, one-way streets and dead-ends — a scenario that probably makes you want to reach for a roadmap. Unfortunately, there is no roadmap for navigating this confusing system, but you do have resources that can help.

Click through to get Social Security tips for 2018 to help you understand and maximize your Social Security benefits.

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