Don't Buy The Hype There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them. Share | Related Content RE: Retirement How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two? Social Security: The $64,000 Question One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits. Self-Employed Retirement Plans Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.