age 62

Rethinking the “File at Age 62” Reflex

With so many folks electing to file for Social Security benefits at the earliest possible opportunity (age 62), one wonders if the long-term economics of this decision are being adequately considered. In a post on www.nytimes.com, reporter Peter Finch explores this…

Filing Early? Watch this.

In an informative video that covers just about a minute and a half, USA Today presents an overview of Social Security in terms of how early filing impacts monthly benefits. The video, titled “Your social security check might be less…

Thinking about retiring at 62? Here’s what that means.

It’s an attractive thought, bailing out at the first opportunity and grabbing your benefits. But while many folks focus only on the short-term benefit of cashing in those benefits, the longer term impact of higher benefits later is frequently overlooked.…

Why file for Social Security benefits early?

Despite the repeated media accounts about the virtue of waiting to full retirement age (or longer) to start receiving Social Security benefits, there are some fundamental reasons why it does make sense in some cases to file file at age 62.…

The Most Consistent Question–When Should I File for Social Security Benefits?

The general question of “When should I file for Social Security benefits?” is one of the most common questions on the minds of folks approaching age 62. In fact, AMAC Foundation’s Social Security Advisory Service, an acclaimed service available free…

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