When to Start Taking Your Social Security Benefits

Kiplinger senior editor Eileen Ambrose discusses when is the best time to take Social Security to help maximize your benefits. Also, our hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey delve into cost-friendly ways to keep cool during a summer heat wave.

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Ryan Ermey: You're eligible to take Social Security at 62, but should you? It turns out the vast majority of you are taking Social Security at the wrong time. Senior editor Eileen Ambrose is here to set you straight in our main segment. On today's show, Sandy and I tell you how to stay cool this summer without breaking the budget and we talk loyalty programs and Restaurant Week discounts in a new edition of deal or no deal. That's all ahead on this episode of Your Money's Worth. Stick around.

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Sandra Block
Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Block joined Kiplinger in June 2012 from USA Today, where she was a reporter and personal finance columnist for more than 15 years. Prior to that, she worked for the Akron Beacon-Journal and Dow Jones Newswires. In 1993, she was a Knight-Bagehot fellow in economics and business journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has a BA in communications from Bethany College in Bethany, W.Va.