DETROIT FREE PRESS -
“Decisions about Social Security give people fits, which isn't surprising. It's a complex program. People must make long-term decisions without knowing how the future will unfold. Plus, the Social Security Administration doesn't always explain the rules clearly and consistently. No wonder many Americans struggle with questions such as when to start taking retirement benefits — as early as age 62 or as late as 70? Those are some of the issues raised by a recent Government Accountability Office report. The watchdog agency reviewed Social Security pamphlets, sat in on meetings with the public and assessed studies and surveys. Many Americans, the GAO concluded, still make uninformed decisions about Social Security.
Here are some common mistakes the report referenced.”
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