Today’s tip will cover “How to Maximize your Social Security Benefits”
The decision you make about your social security benefits is an important decision that will impact you for many years.
Understanding the impact of taking your benefits at ages 62, 67, 70 or any age you choose is important because depending on when you claim your benefits this can affect your overall financial and retirement plan. A person’s marital status can also complicate the decision.
There are a few strategies to think about to boost your income in retirement. Consider filing for benefits at Full Retirement Age or age 70. If you are married, claim spousal payments. Maximize your earnings during your working years.
Some other things to think about when you make your decision about when to begin you benefits include: What is your health status? What are your overall financial resources? What are your employment plans between age 62-70?
And remember, there is no single method that is appropriate for everyone when it comes to when should you should claim your benefits.
Catherine Magaña is a CFP® or CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM and Managing Partner at Savvy Women Wealth Management in Carlsbad California.
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