Research strategies for maximizing Social Security benefits
(By – Erin E. Arvedlund, Philly.com)
Trying to max out your Social Security retirement benefits?
You can crunch the numbers a few ways: online or in person through the Social Security Administration, or by using a financial planner.
Online, create your own “my Social Security” online account via this link to the Social Security website, www.ssa.gov/myaccount.
The Retirement Estimator allows “what if” scenarios – say, if there is a change in how much you earn, or if you choose to retire at any one of a number of ages (63, 64, 68, and so on). Find the estimator at www.ssa.gov/retire/estimator.html. Read more…