How much Social Security would you get over 20 years
While considering when to begin collecting Social Security, many people think only in terms of how much they will receive each month. And while that is certainly a valuable thing to consider, you should also look at the difference in the total amount of money you can collect over the 20 years following when you start benefits (essentially, the rest of your life). This article by Sean Williams of the Motley Fool compares the difference in your total benefits if started at age 62, age 66 and 2 months (your full retirement age) and age 70 respectively. And the difference is significant. Click here to read more.