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This is why you shouldn’t count on Social Security – MarketWatch

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This is why you shouldn’t count on Social Security

Published: Mar 10, 2018 10:17 a.m. ET

Many Americans rely on Social Security benefits to see them through retirement, but how much should they really be depending on those checks?

Not very much, experts said.

Social Security is not being used as it was intended, said Ric Edelman, executive chairman and co-founder of Edelman Financial Services in Fairfax, Va. and author of “The Truth about Your Future.” When Congress and President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the system in 1933(and then passed the bill in 1935), the program was designed to be a safety net for Americans,

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