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Social Security and Spousal Benefits

In my last Social Security post, I tackled the question of when to elect Social Security benefits. The question of when to start Social Security benefits is tricky — with one of the biggest factors in that decision involving spousal benefits. Depending on the age at which benefits are filed,…

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Social Security Benefits: It’s All in the Timing

Social Security is a huge part of retirement planning. And the very first decision people make about this critical benefit — when to start Social Security benefits — may be the most important. If you take benefits too soon, you’ll receive a smaller check each month. But if you wait, you’ll…

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