Social Security: Making It Last

Fishbein, Robert
November 2008
Best's Review;Nov2008, Vol. 109 Issue 7, p65
Trade Publication
The article discusses the right time to begin taking Social Security benefits in the U.S. The author stated that taking the benefits depend on factors such as living expenses and other available income. He added that people with adequate retirement savings must try to maximize Social Security benefits for it is an important way to help manage investment and longetivity risk in the Retirement Red Zone.


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