How much you can expect to receive from Social Security if you make $50,000 a year

The first monthly Social Security check was cashed in 1940 for a grand total of about $23. Fast forward to 2019 and the average retired worker gets almost $1,500 a month from Social Security. Nearly nine out of 10 people aged 65 and older receive benefits, making it an essential part of retiring in the U.S. Benefits are based on your income, the year you were born and the age you decide to start taking money out. Remember: Social Security was not designed to be your sole source of income for retirement, and the totals are always changing, so you

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