3 Great Reasons to Take Social Security Benefits at 62
Seniors can begin collecting Social Security benefits as early as age 62, and most do that. It comes with a permanently reduced amount, however. Thus, most experts advise waiting. But Maurie Backman lists three reasons why age 62 might make sense. 1.) You want a new job — one where you call the shots. She notes you can still earn while collecting; 2.) You’re single and don’t expect to live a long life. Guessing one’s mortality is always a crapshoot, but waiting makes little sense if one is in poor health; 3.) You’ve earned the right to sign up for benefits when you please. Wealthy people need not seek the highest benefit possible, so waiting is irrelevant to them. Full article here.
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