MTI131: Successful Retirement & Social Security


MTI131: Successful Retirement & Social Security

When does it make sense to begin taking Social Security?

Age 62?

Age 67?

Even later?

Devin Carroll CFP® joins us to discuss the timing and situations when it makes sense to wait and some situations when it makes sense to take it early.

On average, a retiree gets about 40 percent of their income for Social Security. The average social security benefit in 2016 for a retiree was $1,362. Devin estimates one could lose 30 percent of their benefits by retiring early at age 62, but filing at age 70 could get you a 24 percent increase over the full retirement age of 67.

His advice is to make sure the date you file is part of your overall financial plan that takes your tax situation and all your other accounts into consideration.

Today’s episode is sponsored by BUZZ Index





Today’s guest, Devin Carroll

Devin is a CFP® and specializes in helping individuals navigate their way into a successful retirement.

Facebook: Devin Carroll
Twitter: @devinacarroll

Today’s Panelists

Linda P. Jones | Be Wealthy and Smart
Miranda Marquit | Planting Money Seeds
Joe Saul-Sehy | Stacking Benjamins
Amanda Abella | AmandaAbella

For a quick bio of each of our show participants, head on over to our panelists’ page.

Send us your questions for a future Listener Letters episode


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