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Why Is Everyone Filing for Social Security Early?

Jo334 Wrote: Jul 25, 2012 11:00 AM
Too many of us lost our jobs and used all our savings to stay afloat until we reached age 62. It may be less money but most of us cannot afford to wait until 66. Take the money at 62.
Charles2169 Wrote: Jul 25, 2012 11:59 AM
I filed at 65 and my wife filed at 62 for that reason. We have since found part-time jobs but SS is still our main income.

Dear Carrie: I'll be 62 next month. All my friends seem to be taking Social Security on their birthday. I've heard this may not be the wisest choice. What do you think? --A Reader

Dear Reader: Turning 62 seems to be one of those magic milestones -- and more and more people seem to be celebrating by filing for Social Security benefits the first chance they get. According to the Stanford Center on Longevity, the majority of retirees choose to begin receiving Social Security payouts within a few months after age 62 or immediately after they stop working, regardless of economic or...

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