Claim Social Security Early or Wait? Advice from the Pros

Few retirement conundrums are more confounding than this question: When should I claim Social Security benefits?

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Few retirement conundrums are more confounding than this question: When should I claim Social Security benefits?

The credentialed financial advisers whose columns appear on our Wealth Creation Channel (opens in new tab) have plenty of insights to share, from common rules of thumb to specific scenarios from their own clients that could be enlightening to others struggling with this all-important decision.

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