The return on patience is huge for Social Security - AMAC & CNBC

Lorie Konish of CNBC cites recent research showing all U.S. workers ages 45-62 would benefit from waiting until beyond age 65 to start receiving Social Security retirement benefits. While experts know this, few laypeople seem to consider it: retirement benefits are 76% higher at age 70 than those taken at 62. She explains claiming before age 70 results in an estimated median household loss of $182,370 in lifetime discretionary spending for claimants between 45 and 62. Boston University economics professor Larry Kotlikoff, an expert and frequent commentator on Social Security, notes only about 10% of workers actually wait until 70. Kotlikoff said, “The return on being patient is huge with Social Security.” Full article here.

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