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When to Take Social Security: It Pays to Wait

Did you know that delaying Social Security benefits is one of the best ways pre-retirees can increase their financial security in retirement? The National Academy of Social Insurance has developed a new toolkit to help you make informed decisions about taking your Social Security retirement benefits.

The new toolkit offers clear, concise information on the importance of Social Security and the impact that taking Social Security benefits before, at, or after your full retirement age will have on your monthly benefit for life.

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Updated: September 22, 2014



The goal of the MSU Extension Family Economics program is to help Montana individuals and families from all walks of life make effective financial decisions that will enhance their lives.

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