A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit. Share | Have A Question About This Topic? Name Email Address Message Thank you! Oops! Related Content Retirement and Quality of Life Asking the right questions about how you can save money for retirement without sacrificing your quality of life. Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process. My Retirement Savings Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.