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I agree this is mosltly a math problem deciding when to take social security.  But there are also some non-quantitative issues and these are mentioned on the Charles Schwab site and I think the article is a good one http://snip.ly/7na3f

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I think most pundits also share the informaiton below.  I got this table from the Retirement Income Blog

 

Because there is more to life than your life expectancy and discount rate, here are the other factors to consider:


Issue

This would argue to….
If you think you can earn more than 6% annuallyTake the money now
If people in your family tend to outlive the average life expectancyTake the money later
If you need the money to live on nowTake the money now
If you are married and your spouse is also dependent on the paymentsTakes a lot more figuring – call us on this one
Your tax bracket will be lower laterTake the money later
Will you have earned income prior to your full retirement age forcing you to forfeit some of your social security benefitTake the money later
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ret traveler,   somehow I don't think our friend has the inclination to go to the trouble of setting up an SSA online account for that,  do you.     Um,  I just sorta got that,  er,  feeling.....

 

Anyhooo,  he doesn't have to,  he has all the required information he needs right now.  

 

We know his full retirement benefit at 66 is $2,347 because he told us so.   (75% of $2,347  = $1,760 ) 

 

Now,  We told Him that the difference between age 62 and 66 represents 25%.    Or,  breaking it down,  it is  6.250000 % per year.   Meaning,  his benefit rises by that percentage for every year he waits to 66. 

 

Now,  if he wants to get down to dollars and sense (sic)  he knows that 6.25000 per cent rise represents to him  $146.75   ($2,347 - $1,760  = $587  divided by 4 = $146.75) 

 

So,  if he wants to know his monthly benefit when turning 63 it would be $1,906.75.  

 

At 64,  $2,053.50;  

 

At 65,  $2,200.25,  and,  viola ! 

 

$2,347 at 66 ! 

 

Easy as Pi,   isn't it?  

 

Now,  if he comes back and wants the monthly breakdown for when he is 63 years and one month old,  or 65 and 7 months,  I won't be anywhere to be found.   

YOU can help him then,   LOL.

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understand. but say you would receive   $1760  if you take at 62  what would be the amount

if you take it  at  63  64 65  and 66  in dollars amount.


  You go to the SS website and it will tell you. We used to all get an annual SS statement that gave you all the numbers. I think (?) that ended. But the site will give the numbers specifically for you.


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understand. but say you would receive   $1760  if you take at 62  what would be the amount

if you take it  at  63  64 65  and 66  in dollars amount.

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If you were born between 1943 and 1954 your FRA (full retirement age) is 66. 

 

The percentages  of your PIA (primary insurance amount) your benefit is based upon are easy to figure:  

 

At age 62 -   You get 75% (25% penalty)   

 

At age 66 -   You get 100% 

 

At age 70 -   You get 132%  ( DRC's of 8% per year are added to PIA)    

 

 

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can someone tell me  how much percentage your amount will increase from  62 to 66 if

you hold off from taking your benefits. i just retired from my job at 62.

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It is ideal to take social security as late as possible – it is very difficult to get a guaranteed 8% return in the market which is what you get when you delay your social security.
This may incredibly help you - www.retirement-income.clickfunnels.com/cheat-sheet-ss
Let's say I offered you an annuity that paid a guaranteed 8% for life, would you take it? If yes, then you want to delay your social security benefits until age 70, if you can.
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It is ideal to take social security as late as possible – it is very difficult to get a guaranteed 8% return in the market

which is what you get when you delay your social security. Let's say I offered you an annuity that paid a guaranteed 8%

for life, would you take it? If yes, then you want to delay your social security benefits until age 70, if you can.

This may incredibly help you - www.retirement-income.clickfunnels.com/cheat-sheet-ss
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It is ideal to take social security as late as possible – it is very difficult to get a guaranteed 8% return in the market which is what you get when you delay your social security. Let's say I offered you an annuity that paid a guaranteed 8% for life, would you take it? If yes, then you want to delay your social security benefits until age 70, if you can.

This may incredibly help you - www.retirement-income.clickfunnels.com/cheat-sheet-ss
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