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Social Security Filing Strategies
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Spend Savings Early and Get Social Security at 70?
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Yes, you can suspend Social Security benefits at age 66. Is that a smart move?Work and Tap 401(k) to Delay Social Security?
Tapping Social Security early has its disadvantages -- especially in this case. Here's why you should wait.File Social Security Early to Invest?
Taking your benefits before reaching full retirement age might be a mistake. Here's why.Should We Divorce to Maximize Social Security?
It's probably not a good idea to get a divorce to maximize Social Security. Here's why.
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Erasing low-earning or zero years from your Social Security earnings record can raise your benefits.Living Off IRA vs Drawing Social Security
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