Fight Procrastination and Reach Your “Someday”

By Kristen Alberino Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Quincy, MA 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. On September 6, we mark Fight Procrastination Day and we challenge you to take the first steps to realizing your “someday.” 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 … Continue reading

Labor Day Isn’t Your Only Reward For Hard Work

By Kristen Alberino Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Quincy, MA On Labor Day, many Americans enjoy a long weekend to commemorate the hard work they do the rest of the year, as well as those who support working people. With barbecues and ballgames, beach trips and fireworks, this annual holiday often marks the unofficial end of summer. Established in 1882, Labor Day has become a timeless American tradition that many look forward to all summer. Labor Day also reminds us that all our hard work is paying off in more ways than one — including paying into a retirement … Continue reading

This Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Be Aware of Benefits Available

By Kristen Alberino Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Quincy, MA Cancer can affect any one of us, at any time. Sadly, thousands of people under the age of 20 are diagnosed with cancer every year, and it remains the leading cause of disease-related death for children. In September, we honor the strength and courage of children who are battling the many forms of cancer, as well as the young Americans who have lost their lives to these terrible diseases. Social Security provides benefits for children who suffer from many disabling diseases, including some forms of cancer. These benefits could … Continue reading