Are you a college student or young worker getting started on your career? Curious what that FICA tax is that comes out of your paycheck? Want to know how Social Security can help young people? Are you looking for tips on saving and planning for your financial future?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you're on the right page. On Thursday, March 10, 2011, Brian Simpson, a public affairs specialist from the Social Security Administration hosted an interactive broadcast for young adults titled "Social Security 101: What's in it for Me?". If you missed the live broadcast, you can watch the recorded video below. We encourage you to share it with other college students and young workers in your community!
While we were able to answer some of your questions live during the event, we received more than 200!
Here are answers to questions we weren't able to get to that day.
"The Social Security Administration is using social media like Twitter and Facebook to reach out to younger Americans."
- WRAL News
On March 21, Brian Simpson, a public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration in the North Carolina area was interviewed live on WRAL TV News in Raleigh to talk about Social Security's webinars and social media participation.
Watch the Inteview
"The Social Security Administration hosted a webinar for 20-somethings [on March 10, 2011] about what Social Security is doing for young people. The program, entitled “Social Security 101: What’s in it for me?”, aimed to explain to workers under 30 what the 4.2 percent of their paychecks that are being withheld as FICA and OASDI taxes in 2011 are doing for them. Here are the services the Social Security program is providing to young workers."
- From U.S. News and World Report, "How Generation Y Benefits From Social Security"
"Very good and concise presentation!"
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When surveyed, 98% of the live viewers reported that the overall value of the webinar was "excellent" or "good"
If you don't see your school here and you watched the webinar, please let us know so we can add you!
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