In this podcast, we meet one of the Northwest’s leading experts on Social Security benefits, Andy Landis. He describes his upcoming 2-hour free talk at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Auditorium on March 22nd: “Social Security 101: Avoiding Myths and Mistakes”.

The informative session — part of a series on financial education — is generously sponsored by the Bainbridge Community Foundation. Andy’s talk and slides will start at 6:30pm that Wednesday evening, but it’s advisable to arrive early, as the comfy auditorium seating is limited.

In this podcast, Andy shows his insights and practical knowledge, gained through employment at AARP, Social Security, multinational companies and as a consultant.

His free talk on Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm will address:

  • The ABCs of how Social Security works for you and your family.
  • How to get every dollar you have coming, without bureaucratic bother.
  • What payments to expect for a spouse (working or non-working), former spouse or children.
  • The bottom line on career changes, early retirement, switching to part-time, or starting a business.
  • Options for saving Social Security for future generations — or your own. Andy is optimistic that the valuable and vital program can be saved and sustained.

As a special feature, the session will conclude with Paul Merriman, a Bainbridge retiree who is a nationally-known investment guru and the mainstay of this financial education series, speaking on the interplay of Social Security benefits and your investment planning.

Andy is author of a comprehensive guidebook that has been called “the Social Security bible”, titled “Social Security: The Inside Story.”

Credits: BCB host, audio editor and social media publisher: Barry Peters.