Showing posts from February, 2017

Now that's funny

A friend of mine told me that she had logged in to the Social Security Administration's website recently and was able to review her account and get a forecast of her Social Security retirement income, should she make it to retirement. Intrigued, I decided to do the same thing. I went to the website ( ) and tried to create myself an account.  I entered my Social Security number, my name, my address, my date of birth, all sorts of information. After a while it told me that it could not create an account for my social security number.  It suggested that I call the help desk and gave me a toll-free number. So I called the number and followed the instructions to get to the help desk. The help desk person was very nice.  She asked me all of the same information that the website had asked. She confirmed that the site would not activate access for me.  She asked me if I had bad credit.  I said no, I think I have excellent credit.  She asked me about my mortgage, and I told her