Claiming Benefits Early…Sometimes There’s a Good Reason
For those approaching the early age for Social Security retirement benefits, it can be a big decision, especially for anyone struggling to remain financially afloat. Waiting beyond the earliest available filing age, of course, results in a slightly higher check as the months go by, but there are many who cannot do without the immediate cash infusion without sacrificing long-term financial stability. So, there are reasons why some folks take that route. A post by The Motley Fool’s Kailey Hagen, which you can access here, provides some thoughts on this topic.