Everyone loves surprises – but not when you are a retiree and the surprise is the size of your Social Security check. Today’s article cites a recent survey which found that, for 29 percent of retirees, their benefit ended up being less or much less than expected. Moreover, the survey found that many pre-retirees are simply guessing as to how much they will receive and that their expectations are above the average amount current retirees report actually receiving. The author goes on to outline seven reasons why your benefit might end up being smaller than expected (including the aforementioned reliance on guessing). To find out what these reasons are, CLICK HERE to read more.