Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Private retirement plans vs. Social Security: Which gives more?

Government / Bureaucracy, TAXES, THE ECONOMY

Do you know how much you contribute to Social Security every month? What if you had that money to invest yourself? Would you have done a better job? 

Ever look at your yearly Social Security statements?  It is enough to make you cry.

Where does all that money go? Well, think about the Social Security administration. ???? workers all earning a good salary with great benefits.

We pay for that. 

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