Social Security Myths to Leave Behind With 2020
In a year most would soon like to forget, Maurie Backman adds three misconceptions about Social Security that should also be relegated to history. These are: 1. Social Security will replace your former paycheck; 2. You have to sign up for Social Security once you reach full retirement age; 3. Your Social Security benefits are yours to keep in full. Backman explains the replacement of pre-retirement income is a scant 40%, one could wait up to age 70 to really maximize monthly income for life, and income taxes are indeed due once income reaches a certain threshold. Full details on the three points in the piece here.
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