1. Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 7:56 AM
And just hope that you don't die single before you start collecting benefits! I intend to start collecting Social Security as soon as the law will let my grubby little hands at it!
242 posts since
Feb 26, 2010
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2. Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 10:19 AM
Easier said than done for many.
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Jul 6, 2010
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3. Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 1:31 PM
I started my social Security at the earliest opportunity. I don't trust any politicians or bureaucrats these days regarding keeping any program even remotely solvent. Besides, I need the income to make-up for the crappy yields that Bernanke has instilled by private corporate edict on this country's deposit accounts.
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Apr 6, 2010
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4. Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 1:59 PM
I plan to collect it as soon as eligible for exactly the same reasons. All the retirement planning seminars keep emphasizing the benefits of delaying, but I weigh their arguments against my concerns for the ongoing solvency of the program and the odds that our elected officials will exercise some restraint and keep their hands off the money.
As the saying goes, "A bird in the hand beats two in the bush".
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Nov 2, 2010
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