Tap Retirement Savings Or Start Social Security?
For those between 62 and 66 it is an especially tough time if one has suffered financially due to Covid-19. Steve Vernon writing in Forbes argues to leave Social Security and 401k plans/IRAs alone and exhaust every other possible option such as using savings, seeking mortgage relief, and even delaying utility and other bills by asking permission. Vernon ranks applying for Social Security benefits early last on the list because the monthly benefit reduction is permanent. Further, this option isn’t easy to do if one ‘s financial picture improves, such as finding a new job. Full piece here.
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