Social Security 101: What's in it for me?
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!
Your Unanswered Questions...Answered
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 Buzz...What Are People Saying About the Event?
"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!"
- survey respondent
- survey respondent
When surveyed, 98% of the live viewers reported that the overall value of the webinar was "excellent" or "good"
Which Schools Tuned In?
California St. U., Northridge
Golden Gate U.
San Diego St. U.
U. of California, Merced
U. of Redlands
Coastline Community Coll.
Humboldt St. U.
U. of Laverne
California St. U., Fullerton
U. of Northern Colorado
Northwestern St. U. of Louisiana
Louisiana St. U., Shreveport
U. of Michigan
Minnesota St. U., Moorhead
Jamestown Community Coll., SUNY
The Coll. of New Rochelle
Oregon St. U.
Texas A & M
U. of Houston
Texas A&M U. Commerce
U. of Texas, Austin
U. of Texas Science Center of Houston
U. of Texas - Pan American
Seattle Community Coll.
Pacific Lutheran U.
U. of Washington
Yakima Valley Community Coll.
If you don't see your school here and you watched the webinar, please let us know so we can add you!
Where Did People Watch From?
District of Columbia
Northern Mariana Islands