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The Weekly Catalyst

Welcome to The Weekly Catalyst, a weekly blog or video for professional women like you that want to learn more about accelerating their financial freedom.

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How to Get the Maximum Social Security Benefit in Retirement

For 2018, the maximum social security benefit is $3,698 per month or $44,376 per year. In contrast, the average benefit currently paid out is only $1,362 per month or $16,344 per year. The three most important factors that determine a worker’s social security benefit in retirement are their earnings history, the numbers of years they worked, and the age at which they choose to begin benefits.

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