Courtesy: Social Security Administration
This year, Oct. 12 is National Savings Day. This day serves as an important reminder to plan for your financial future.
Social Security is a vital part of any financial plan. We have online tools to help you understand your potential Social Security benefits and how they fit into your financial future.
You should periodically review your Social Security Statement using your personal my Social Security account at ssa.gov/myaccount. Your statement is an easy-to-read summary of the estimated benefits you and your family could receive, including potential retirement, disability and survivors benefits.
Our Plan for Retirement tool in your personal Social Security account allows you to check various benefit estimate scenarios. You can compare the effect different future earnings and retirement benefit start dates have on your future benefit amount.
Please let friends and family know they can take steps to improve their financial knowledge by signing in to their secure Social Security account. If they don’t have an account, they can easily create one at ssa.gov/myaccount.
Jane Burigsay is the Social Security’s public affairs specialist in Hawai‘i.