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Idiot's Guides: Social Security by Jan Yager, Fred Yager

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CHAPTER8

Filing at Full Retirement Age or Beyond

In This Chapter

  • Pros and cons of taking benefits at full retirement age or later
  • Increasing benefits with strategies not available to early filers
  • How waiting until age 70 can significantly increase benefits
  • Why you should not put off collecting benefits after 70

When you begin receiving your Social Security benefits can mean the difference of hundreds of thousands of dollars over your lifetime, and your spouse’s or survivor’s lifetime. Therefore, it’s in your best interest to find out as much as possible about this key decision.

In Chapter 7, we looked at the advantages and disadvantages of ...

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