At What Age Should You Start Taking Your Social Security Benefits?- Season 6: Episode 6
It’s the most common question we get when we’re discussing Social Security: what’s the best age to start taking your benefits? Naturally, everyone’s situation is different, but there are general guidelines to determine if it’s better to take them early, or to wait until later for a larger monthly benefit.
But it’s not as simple as just saying, “if you think you’ll live a long time, take them later; if not, take them sooner.” Because in some instances, doing the exact opposite may work out far better for you. Podcast host Johnny Dean and “Professor” Rick Plum, CFP® discuss this all-important topic on today’s episode of Managing Your Financial Future.
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