You'll often hear that claiming benefits early is a mistake. Here's when it isn't.
Unless you have a pre-existing condition that suggests a shorter-than-average life expectancy, waiting for that higher payout will more than pay off assuming you live into your mid-80s. (For the record, if you make it to 65, the odds are that you will indeed live at least that long.)
Not understanding how the program works could really cost you.
Want a substantial boost from Social Security? Here's your ticket to snagging it.
You'll often hear that delaying your benefits is a smart move, but here's a good reason not to follow that advice.
You might assume that age 65 is a good time to sign up for benefits, but filing at 65 has its drawbacks.
If you're not careful, these rules and features could really come back to bite you.
Filing for Social Security at 62 will shrink your monthly payments for life. Here's why you should do it anyway.
Steer clear of these blunders -- they could cause quite the financial crunch later in life.
The price of claiming benefits as soon as possible just got a little bit steeper.
Be careful -- you may end up claiming benefits at the wrong time and shrinking them for life.
Check these items off your list before filing for benefits. They'll help you avoid a world of regret.
Social Security is changing this year. Here's what you need to be aware of.
How far should you go to leave your retirement account intact?
Reaching the age of 70 means you may have some important financial decisions to make. Here's what you need to know.
You may want to sign up for benefits as early as possible, but here's why that's a bad idea.
It could affect the size of your benefits.
Once you reach age 62, you're entitled to file for Social Security. But you might regret that decision big time.
Want to earn an extra $100,000 in Social Security benefits? It's simpler than you think.
If you're thinking of signing up for benefits next year, make sure to tackle these important issues before moving forward.