When should you take Social Security? It depends
When to take Social Security? It’s a normal question, but not so easily answered except to say “It depends”. It depends on whether you really need the money; it depends upon how long you can expect to live; and it depends on whether you want to continue working. The fact is that if you apply earlier than your full retirement age (from 66 to 67, depending on the year you were born) your Social Security check will be smaller. And if you wait past your full retirement age that check will be larger. This article by Consumer Wise reporter Angie Moreschi appears at (Tampa) Bay News 9 and explains how to get the most out of Social Security. Click here to read more.