9 Factors That Impact the Size of Your Social Security Check

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How much money will be in your Social Security retirement check and how much can you keep? For retirees, these are burning questions. Even retirees who continue to work may count heavily on this long-anticipated monthly benefit. Here we take a look at the deciding factors behind the size of your check and how much goes into your purse or pocket.