Beware these 4 Social Security “land mines”
Maurie Backman cautions those getting ready to start Social Security retirement benefits to avoid making any of the following four mistakes: 1. Not knowing your full retirement age (it is now 67 for most folks); 2. Not understanding what goes into your benefits calculation (you need 35 years of work to get the highest benefit); 3. Not checking your yearly earnings statements (mistakes reported in earnings would prove costly); 4. Not recognizing Social Security’s limited buying power (it was never intended to live on, as it replaces just 40% of pre-retirement income). Read here full piece here.
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