Regional
3:24 pm
Thu August 21, 2003

Social Security Officials Encourage Retirement Planning

Bowling Green, KY – Administrators with the Social Security Administration are urging
American workers to plan ahead for retirement by diversifying
investments. Speaking at a day-long forum at Western Kentucky
University, Atlanta Deputy Regional Commissioner Ron Tysinger
pointed to the need to invest for retirement.

Officials with the Social Security Administration say American workers
should not rely solely on Social Security Benefits to fund their
retirements. Sessions at the forum dealt with a variety of
investment options and the importance of planning ahead for
possible fluctuations in the return on investments.

Social Security Officials are also stressing the importance of
consistentency in the services provided to the public. Tysinger
said the answers to questions from the public should be
consistent across the Social Security System.