A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit Want to be Smarter With Your Money? Join our mailing list and get news and info to support your financial goals. First Name Last Name Email Address Thank you! Oops! Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit. Share | Have A Question About This Topic? Name Email Address Message Thank you! Oops! Related Content Preparing For the Ultimate Vacation Make your retirement as exciting as your next vacation. Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process. Retirement Plan Distributions There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.