Fight procrastination and reach your “someday”

By: David K. Smith - Social Security District Manager, Bowling Green, KY

Maybe someday you plan to scuba dive the deepest depths of the ocean, or take an oil painting class. Perhaps someday you plan to drive across the United States, or sail around the world. All of these goals take preparation.

Someday, you probably want to retire. If you’re beginning your career or are midway through, it’s never too late to start planning for retirement. Even if you’re just starting your career, “someday” isn’t that far away. You’re going to want to see what your future Social Security benefits will be, and check your earnings for accuracy, since the amount of your future monthly benefit is based on the amount of your earnings over your career.

If you’re a procrastinator, we have good news. Opening a my Social Security account at is one of the easiest and fastest things you can do to plan for retirement.

About 20 million people have already opened an account and are taking advantage of the benefits of my Social Security. Why are so many Americans opening accounts? Because my Social Security is fast, easy, and secure.

It’s a convenient way to access your Social Security Statement, which you can use to verify your earnings record, get up-to-date, personalized estimates of retirement, disability, and survivors benefits, and more. With a my Social Security account, you can plan for your retirement and get

help figuring out how to save for your future.

If you already receive benefits, you can manage them online by starting or stopping your direct deposit and changing your address. And, there’s more. You can get an instant proof-of-benefits letter and a replacement SSA-1099 for tax purposes, and even a replacement Medicare card.

Someone opens a new account just about every six seconds. No matter how modest or ambitious your “someday” is, fight procrastination and open a my Social Security account today to put you ahead of the crowd.

That elusive “someday” that you thought would never come is here now. Go find it at

By: David K. Smith

Social Security District Manager, Bowling Green, KY

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