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3 Reasons to Claim Social Security Benefits Early – Motley Fool

Deciding when to start collecting your Social Security income can be trickier than you think.

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The early bird catches the worm, but what does the early claimer of Social Security benefits catch? Well, in many cases, they collect more money, in total, from Social Security than do those who start collecting benefits later.
You can start collecting regular Social Security retirement benefits as early as age 62, and as late as age 70. Here’s a look at three reasons why you might want to claim your checks early.
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No. 1: To retire early
Life, for many of us, is short…

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