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Social Security: Reform Efforts, Benefits, and Financial Advice

Texas Congressman Kevin Brady wants to change a long-standing provision of Social Security to provide more benefits to some public sector employees who work second jobs. He’s pushing for passage of a bill called The Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act to repeal and replace the Windfall Elimination Provision first passed back in the 1980s. Today […]

Texas Congressman Kevin Brady wants to change a long-standing provision of Social Security to provide more benefits to some public sector employees who work second jobs. He’s pushing for passage of a bill called The Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act to repeal and replace the Windfall Elimination Provision first passed back in the 1980s.

Today we’ll hear why the Congressman favors this change in Social Security. Then, we’ll discuss the state of the Social Security system today, and welcome your questions for Bob Jackson, the Texas State Director of AARP, and Andy Hardwick from the Social Security Administration in the Greater Houston area.

Then, we discuss what you need to know about social security benefits, from how to maximize them, how to fold them into your retirement plans, how much or how little you should rely on when you retire, and some common mistakes people make when paying into or withdrawing Social Security benefits. We’ll welcome your questions for Troy Sharpe, President and Co-Founder of the Houston-based Oak Harvest Financial Group.

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