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Choosing When to Take Social Security Benefits

Here’s a look at what 4 people decided when they reviewed their finances

When are you planning to take Social Security? Some people take their benefit early, at a considerably reduced rate, because they need the income now. Others hold off so that they can collect the maximum amount for the rest of their lives. It's a personal decision that has permanent consequences. The four adults here opened up to us about their strategies for claiming Social Security. What choice would you make? … Back to Article

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