Taxes, retirement raise questions on Social Security benefits

by Staff | March 21st, 2011

March 21, 2011

Saving for retirement and collecting Social Security benefits can be confusing. Add taxes to the equation, and it gets really confusing.

According to, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions about earning income in retirement and what Social Security benefits you qualify for, as well as what it taxed.

“If you work and you bring additional earned income into the household, there is more money there,” said a marketwatch analyst. “You don’t get to keep all of it, Uncle Sam will take a piece, and you may impact a couple other parts of the retirement pie as well, but it’s never a net negative.”

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What myths have you heard about Social Security benefits? What do you think is the most confusing thing about Social Security benefits?

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