Monthly Archives September 2017

The Social Security Waiting Game

At 62 years of age, Americans can begin claiming early Social Security benefits for themselves, provided they have been working and paying taxes. Claiming at age 62 may sound appealing, but there can be a substantial downside to the amount of money you can collect. In fact, you will receive 75% of the benefit amount that you would have received by waiting until your full retirement age, which is currently around age 66 depending on the month you were born. But keep in mind that you are not required to file at your full retirement age. In fact, from your
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Categories: Social Security.