Most younger Americans today know that they pay taxes for Social Security, but that probably represents the bulk of their knowledge. If this is true for you, this is a good time to brush up on the basics of Social Security, because what you don't know can probably hurt you later down the road.

Explore the guides and questions below so that you'll know what to expect when it's your turn to retire. At the very least, you may even be able to help your own parents out with their Social Security retirement.