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“Ask Rusty” is a Layman’s Guide to the Intricacies of Social Security

rustyWASHINGTON, DC, Oct 23 — The AMAC Foundation has published “a comprehensive, easy-to-understand” layman’s guide to help America’s population of senior citizens understand the ins and outs of Social Security.  The book is called “Ask Rusty: What’s so hard about Social Security.”  Russell “Rusty” Gloor, whose weekly column on the topic is published by several hundred news outlets across the country, is the primary author.

Gloor is an accredited  Social Security Advisor with a knack for explaining the complicated provisions of the Social Security Administration in a simple and easy to understand manner, according to Gerry Hafer, Executive Director of the AMAC Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Association of Mature American Citizens.  The foundation is focused on the needs of senior citizens.  “The broad-based popularity of Rusty’s column in which he answers questions about Social Security prompted us to encourage him to pen a comprehensive manual for those already receiving benefits and those who are nearing the age of enrollment.” says Hafer.

The Foundation operates a call-in and email service that answers hundreds of questions monthly about Social Security issues from AMAC members and the public at large.

“Seniors are the fastest growing segment of the population and the complexity of the rules, and the resulting difficulty people have interpreting those rules relative to their individual situations, are what drive folks to contact us.  Often, there are rules that countermand rules, qualifications that make some of the rules misleading.  It’s the reason we publish our Ask Rusty column each week and why we published this book,” Gloor explains.

Gloor added that “the AMAC Foundation is committed to supporting America’s seniors, and helping them navigate Social Security’s myriad rules, and applying those rules to their personal circumstances, is a big part of what we do. We’ve helped thousands of seniors develop a better claiming strategy and made them aware of Social Security options they didn’t even know they had, and that is especially gratifying to each of our Advisors. Sharing our collective knowledge in this book fits perfectly into The Foundation’s overall mission.”

To order a print copy of the book, send an email request to [email protected].  Price of the printed version is $19.95 (plus tax), with free shipping.  An email request will result in a return invoice to the requestor, and the book will be shipped immediately upon receipt of payment.

An eBook copy of “What’s So Hard About Social Security?” can be ordered on either Amazon or Apple eBooks for $9.95.


The AMAC Foundation ( is the non-profit arm of the 2.1 million member Association of Mature American Citizens that is dedicated to supporting and educating America’s Seniors. Together, we act and speak on the Association members’ behalf, protecting their interests and offering a practical insight on how to best solve the problems they face today. Live long and make a difference by joining us today at

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Bob Wippermann
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I am a Navy Vietnam Veteran who didn’t serve in combat but the VA still takes care of me in my old age. I get full medical treatments including a full knee replacement. Certain health care is not provided such as vision(exams are free but I pay for my glasses) and no dental at all. I have yet to find a Medicare expert that can explain how VA and Medicare work together including AMAC which I contacted three years ago when I retired. Even the VA has no answers. I have part A and B but not C. Anyone know… Read more »

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