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Why Is Everyone Filing for Social Security Early?

mregister Wrote: Jul 25, 2012 10:03 AM
yes i agree , not only the the concept of our finite life but if you have planned your lifestyle to be able to live in a lower income (debt free) allows the 62 amount to be enough to maintain a good lifestyle. i am 73 and debt free and do not regret joining at 62 . another factor is the economic situation as some posters have noted . with the gov raiding every dime for there pork projects and the nat debt when does this house of cards collapse can the ponzi scheme last forever , i dont think so.

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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