Claiming Social Security Benefits as a Couple
It is easy to forget about all the options available to you when it comes time to start collecting Social Security benefits, especially if you are eligible to collect benefits generated by a deceased or divorced spouse. This can be very helpful if you were a stay at home spouse, or your spouse was a higher earner than you during your careers. You could still be entitled to these benefits even after a divorce or after the death of a spouse, even if they occurred before you reached retirement age. Not taking these benefits could be the difference of thousands of dollars left uncollected each year. For more information on this subject, visit this article by Margarida Correia with onwallstreet.com.