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  • Writer's picture Treavor Dodsworth CFP®, CPA, CKA®

#79 - One Plus One Equals Three

one plus one equals three

We all make mistakes. I do, you do, everyone around us does. Even though we live in a mistake-ridden world, we sometimes function as if we don’t. I recently read an article on talking about what to do if Social Security has incorrect earnings listed on your Social Security statement. Your earning history is a part of the equation to determine your benefit. To be honest, I have never reviewed my Social Security statement to see if earnings are reported correctly. While we can't constantly be reviewing everything in our lives, there are several things that I assume that are working that may not be. For example, when I deposit my grandma’s birthday check via mobile deposit I don’t typically go in and confirm that the money hit my bank account. In addition to your Social Security statement, below are two items that can be helpful to review:

  1. Take a look at your credit report. You can receive a free credit report from Does it appear that anything is reported incorrectly?

  2. Have a system to review your financial transactions. Personally, I use Tiller Finance but there are several options out there.

We all make mistakes. If you find a mistake and reach out to correct it, my encouragement is to do so with humility.

Thank you for reading!


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