Stopping work and claiming Social Security needn’t go together
Although it’s a fairly natural reaction, claiming Social Security at the same time you stop working isn’t necessarily the right thing to do. Sure, the loss of employment earnings can make you nervous about your ability to pay your bills, but you’d be wise to take a deep breath and consider whether waiting a bit to claim benefits is a wiser choice, especially if there are other means to tide you over financially. In this Motley Fool article by Maurie Backman, the author explores whether applying for Social Security as soon as you stop working is the right decision for you. Click here to read more.