The Rule Of Thumb Every Married Couple Should Know

There’s a key rule of thumb that all married couples should know.

If at least one spouse is expected to live past age 80, the couple will be better off and reap the maximum in lifetime benefits, if the higher earning spouse delays collecting Social Security until age 70.

Tip:  Clients getting closer to their retirement dates can ask us to run detailed Social Security claiming scenarios to confirm which of the many possible strategies is best, since everyone’s situation is different and exceptions may apply.

 

About Mari Adam

Mari Adam, Certified Financial Planner™ and President of Adam Financial Associates Inc, has been helping individuals and families chart their financial futures for over twenty-five years. Have a question about your financial situation? Ask Mari!

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