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9 Worst Social Security Mistakes You Can Make


Social Security benefits are the bedrock of many Americans' retirement income plans, and you can boost your financial security in retirement by maximizing that inflation-adjusted lifetime income stream. Making informed decisions about what kind of benefit to take -- and when -- can boost your total benefits payout. But Social Security has a bevy of complex rules for claiming benefits that you need to understand. An error can be costly. Here are nine mistakes to avoid.

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