Sean Williams, The Motley Fool Published 7:00 a.m. ET April 18, 2019


If you’re planning on relying solely on your social security check for retirement, you may want to reconsider. Here’s why. USA TODAY

Whether you realize it or not, there’s a very good possibility that you’re going to rely on Social Security (in some capacity) when you retire. An April 2018 Gallup poll found that expect to lean on their Social Security income to some degree to make ends meets. That compares with the 90% of current retirees polled by Gallup who say they count on their monthly benefit check to help pay their bills.

It’s a vital program that’s