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Local Financial Advisor Greg Hammer: Social Security – The Basics

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Despite the fact that 97% of Americans will receive Social Security benefits in their lifetime, it seems Americans still lack a true understanding of the benefit. A recent survey from Nationwide shows a disconnect between American’s confidence and knowledge of Social Security. While a strong majority of American adults (91%) said they’re at least somewhat confident in their Social Security knowledge, two out of five don’t know at what age one becomes eligible for full retirement benefits, nor do they know how much their monthly benefit will be. Northwest Indiana financial advisor Greg Hammer joined Lakeshore Public Radio’s Dee Dotson to provide insight on the “basics of Social Security and your retirement”.

As co-host and producer of Regionally Speaking, Dee is responsible for connecting with northwest Indiana community newsmakers to share their stories with the Lakeshore Public Radio listening audience. She believes in the power of storytelling to engage, teach and change lives. Prior to working at Lakeshore Public Radio, Dee enjoyed giving of her time, talent and resources to various community organizations. Dee believes in servant leadership and her favorite quote is Leadership is service not position by Tim Fargo.