One more place to protect yourself from identity theft. The Social Security Administration is now offering online account management services through its MySocialSecurity program (http://ssa.gov/myaccount/). The program permits a single online account to be created and linked to each Social Security Number. Even if your need for benefits is years away, it is important to go online and set up an account now. You don’t want to wake up one day to find that some else hijacked your Social Security account.
The process is simple. You provide a date of birth and Social Security Number. You create a username and password. There are also additional optional security features. Take 5 minutes, secure your account, then sleep better as you dream about retirement.