March 24, 2014 — Chances are your Social Security benefit is one of the most important components of your retirement. But in our experience there is a fairly shocking lack of knowledge about this subject. To help you get the most out of your benefit we have prepared an 11 question quiz on Social Security. The quiz is pretty challenging. The good news is that even if you don’t ace it (and so far only a few have), you will have learned enough in the process that you will be much better informed about your benefits and your options. (Note: we designed this quiz, it does not represent anything official from the Social Security Administration, which is the ultimate arbiter of the rules concerning your benefits).
Here is the link to the Social Security quiz
Test prep: If you are the kind of person who wants to study up before you take a test, here are some helpful links:
Comments? Let us know what you think about this quiz. Should we do more, and on what subject(s) – was it too hard? Any of the questions unfair? Please share your thoughts in the Comments section below. We will also report on the results in next week’s newsletter.
Note: The answers and commentary are hard to get back to once you go off that page – so if you want to go back to them, here is the answers/comments link (no cheating!). There are also some good comments on that page!