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Social Security and You

Delayed Retirement Credits Explained – Social Security

People who delay starting their Social Security beyond their full retirement age get a bonus equal to two-thirds of 1% added to their Social Security checks for each month they wait to begin benefits. If your full retirement age is 66, that comes out to a 32% bonus if you wait until age 70 to

Social Security and You

Reach in the Mailbag – Social Security and You

I usually like to write columns centered on one particular Social Security topic. But every once in a while, I just like to reach into my email inbox and answer whatever questions I pull out of that online mailbag. Q: I am 82. My wife is 80. We both took our benefits at 66. I

Social Security and You

Most Common Social Security Questions

I get hundreds of emails each week from my readers. I try to answer them all, but I probably answer many of the same questions over and over again! I’ll include those common questions in today’s column. My answers are going to be short and to the point, just so I can squeeze in as

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