Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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Free retirement planning tool for vets (today only)

Here's a Veterans Day deals for vets only: access to an online tool to help the nation's service members maximize their Social Security benefits. But it's free today only.

Kiplinger Washington Editors (which publishes Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine), Social Security Solutions and Wells Fargo are partnering to offer one-day free access to an online retirement planning tool for all active-duty and retired military members and their widows or widowers.

Socialsecurityforveterans.com, the free online tool, will be available today

It's tailored to help retired and current military members and spouses figure out the best strategy to maximize their lifetime, inflation-adjusted Social Security benefits, said Kevin McCormally, editorial director of Kiplinger Washington Editors. The tool includes information on certain years of active-duty military service that may result in special credits to boost Social Security payments.

The online software produces a personalized, downloadable 23-page report. Kiplinger sells its branded version of the tool for $49.95. Wells Fargo is underwriting the cost to provide the report for veterans.

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