How longevity fits into your Social Security decision
We often speak of the key things which determine your Social Security benefit amount – specifically your average lifetime earnings and the age at which you claim benefits. And while you can’t do much to change your earnings history, you do have control over when to claim benefits. Of course, there are a some cases where claiming early is necessary due to poor health or financial needs. But, if you’re looking to get the most in lifetime cumulative Social Security benefits then taking a close look at your expected longevity is important. This article by Mark Singer appearing at ItemLive.com explores how longevity plays into the whole process of deciding when to claim your Social Security benefits. Click here to read more.