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When Should I Take Social Security -- a "Simple" Formula

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Some 78 million baby boomers are poised to make one of their most important financial decisions of their lives, namely when to take Social Security benefits. Deciding is no picnic.

25 Social Security "Secrets" All Baby Boomers and Millions of Current Recipients Need to Know

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 09.01.2012 | Money
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Unfortunately, Social Security has some very nasty "gotcha" provisions, so if you take the wrong benefits at the wrong time, you can end up getting the wrong, as in smaller, benefits forever.