“The rules relating to social security are long, complex, and dry. This book distills the most relevant parts into a guide that is easy to follow.”
Brandon Renfro, Ph.D.
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Devin Carroll brings you a condensed, straightforward guide that gives you the nine essentials that everyone should know to navigate the maze of Social Security with confidence (without getting lost in the tangled web of Social Security rules). If you want to make sure you don’t leave your Social Security benefits to chance, reading this book is a great first step in achieving that goal.
The Cure for Complexity
When Carroll first started studying Social Security, the massive website and rule book left him feeling like he was trying to drink from a fire hose. It was just too much information to make sense of all at once, and left him feeling overwhelmed.
Sound familiar? Carroll’s later experiences with clients who were distressed, confused, and burned by the Social Security system convinced him that something must be done to help people take the overly complex, verbose, and altogether unruly Social Security rules and distill them down into something simple, actionable, and understandable. After spending the last several years studying, speaking, and writing on Social Security, Carroll discovered that most questions on the topic could be answered through a solid understanding of the basics.
That’s what Carroll promises to teach you in this book: the essential knowledge you need to. In each chapter, Carroll details the specifics behind the rules, calculations, exceptions, and necessary information so you can correctly identify your own benefit, understand when you’re entitled to more, make the best decision on when to file, and more.
What others are saying…
“Devin Carroll is the perfect person to untangle Social Security’s mumbo-jumbo. He makes the rules simple to understand, taking concepts most people mess up and laying them out in an easy to understand format. Bravo!”
Joe Saul-Sehy, Stacking Benjamins Podcast Creator and Host
“Devin’s book, Social Security Basics, is an indispensable resource in helping you make smart, informed decisions about your Social Security benefits so you’ll have a more confident and comfortable retirement ahead of you.”
Russ Thornton, WealthcareForWomen.com
“Making decisions about Social Security benefits can be intimidating but it doesn’t have to be. This is a fantastic book to explain what you really need to know.”
David Waldrop, CFP – The Astute Advisor Blog and Bridgeview Capital Advisors