05/24/2012 09:47 am ET Updated May 24, 2012

Social Security Benefits Taken Early At A 35-Year Low

Retirement-minded Americans are getting the message: it pays to delay triggering Social Security benefits. That was one of the chief findings of a GAO study last year, and now the “take-up” rate for those who are eligible stands at a 35-year low. This is great news. Financially speaking, it means more retirees will be in better shape for the long haul.

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