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Social Security: Never share your SSN in these scenarios
Most of the time if you're asked to share your Social Security number, it's a scam. This is especially true through email or a phone call. If you aren't the one making the call for ... more
Social Security: Laminating your SSN card
Social Security cards are made of paper, and many people ruin or beat up the copies they were given years prior. Some try to avoid this by laminating them. While the idea makes sense, it ... more
Social Security: Replacing a lost card for a child
It happens often, we misplace or lose important documentation, even our Social Security cards. Usually with other ID and a simple form we can just get a replacement. What if it's for an underage child ... more
Social Security: Someone is using my SSN
Identity theft has become a major issue in the United States, and people stealing other's Social Security numbers, or SSNs, is no different. If you suspect your number is being used by someone else, there ... more
Social Security number for newborns
Social Security is a huge part of every American's life in one way or another, and it starts when a newborn gets their new Social Security number. Welcoming a child into the world is one ... more
How do I get an unrestricted Social Security card and what are they for?
Everyone is given a Social Security number when they're born or become a U.S. citizen. This helps identify people and keep a record of their employment and earnings. This allows people to benefit from programs ... more
How do I change my Social Security number?
If you feel like you need to change your Social Security number, you need to go through the Social Security Administration. Unfortunately, for those looking to change their numbers, it may not be as simple ... more