Reasons You Could Get Stuck With a Tinier Social Security Check
Maurie Backman cautions folks about slip ups along the way to retirement that could leave folks with a much lower amount than anticipated. What are these? The usual suspects are of course not working 35 years. A zero is added to the mix for every year to make 35, so even earnings from a part-time job is better than a zero. Retire at full retirement age (now 67 for most), not 62. Lastly, check your earnings statement, as Social Security Administration can and does make errors. Full piece here.
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