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Your Social Security Statement Is Coming, And It's Not Junk Mail04:05

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This week, the Social Security Administration will start sending paper statements in the mail again. The agency tried to save money in 2011 by cutting paper delivery and asking people instead to go online to get information about their future benefits.

Turned out, not enough people were getting access to that critical information. Michelle Singletary, who writes about personal finance for The Washington Post, explains why you should keep an eye on your mailbox. She tells Here & Now's Robin Young that reading your Social Security statement can make a big difference in your retirement plans.

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This segment aired on September 4, 2014.

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