Full retirement age not known to many people
New data from Nationwide notes a serious knowledge gap among older Americans nearing retirement, as just 24% of older adults can identify their full retirement age (FRA) for Social Security purposes. Absent this key piece of information, Americans risk filing at the wrong time and slashing their benefits as a result. This article by Maurie Backman explains what filing early at age 62, age 66 (full retirement age for most as of now), or age 70 (maximum) means for recipients. Read full piece here.
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