early filing

The Early Filing Question (Again)–More Viewpoints

One of the most frequent questions we receive here at the AMAC Foundation’s Social Security Advisory Service deals with when to start drawing retirement benefits, and specifically the economics associated with starting at the earliest possible age (62). We typically…

The Pros and Cons of Early Filing for Social Security Benefits

It’s a persistent question, and we deal with it frequently in the AMAC Foundation’s Social Security Advisory Service, and there are multiple views on the correct answer. Is you’re grappling with this question, a post on myfox8.com may help you decide.…

Your Social Security Benefits Can Be Less Than You Expect

It may come as a surprise (or a shock!) to some that the dollars they expect to be winding up in their hands from Social Security may not be as great as they thought. It could be the taxation issue, or…

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…

More thoughts on waiting to file for Social Security

As the song goes, “Waiting is the hardest part.” Most folks approaching their age of Social Security eligibility understand, at least intuitively, that resisting the impulse to file early produces a higher benefit later. There are reasons, of course, to…

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