Q: There seems to be a lot of contradictory information on Social Security. What is the best source of advice on Social Security questions?
A: Please don’t ask me for advice on Social Security. There are over 2800 SS regulations and I am not an expert on the subject. There are two experts/authors whose work I respect. I think you can trust their articles and books on the subject. The Social Security guru to the investment advisory community is Mary Beth Franklin. Search her name and you will find a long list of interesting articles. The other is Andy Landis, author of Social Security: The Inside Story. Be sure to get the 2014 edition. Of course, if you are making a big decision regarding Social Security, it is always smart to check with your advisor. Unfortunately, many advisors are not experts on the subject. I suggest you do the best you can reading Beth and Andy’s work and confirm what you find out with your advisor.