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Praise for Social Security For Dummies Social Security for Dummies is a must read for people of any age who want a comfortable retirement. Jonathan Peterson does a great job of explaining this complicated system and helps you understand how to get the most from the benefits youve earned. The difference between a smart claiming strategy and a dumb one can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars, so youll want to invest in this book. Liz Weston, personal finance columnist and author of The 10 Commandments of Money This is your go-to book on Social Security. Chock-full of useful tips, easy to use, and well organized, it answers all your questions about Social Security. Steve Vernon, author of Money for Life Turn Your IRA and 401k Into a Lifetime Retirement Paycheck and CBS MoneyWatch commentator Social Security for Dummies is indispensable for anyone who wants to get the best possible deal from Social Security and that means all of us, young and old, because everyone will need Social Security benefits in this era of disappearing pensions and dwindling savings.

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Jonathan Peterson

Jonathan Peterson, a director of executive communications at AARP, is a longtime journalist who specializes in making complex issues easy to understand. His interest in Social Security began when he covered the political debate in Washington that led to major reforms in 1983. During his 23-year career with the Los Angeles Times, he explored the aging of America, domestic policy and the U.S. economy. He has won numerous awards for journalism and speechwriting. He was on the Los Angeles Times team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the L.A. riots and was awarded the Malcolm Forbes prize by the Overseas Press Club for in-depth stories about the collapsing Soviet Union. He grew up in Westchester County, N.Y., and is among the nation's 76 million baby boomers.

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