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Maximizing your Social Security benefits

Start with the basics

We'll take you step-by-step through making a Social Security decision that you can feel great about. First up: the basics.


Consider factors that could reduce your payments

Having your Social Security estimates in hand is a great first step in deciding when to start collecting your benefits. But don't count on those payments just yet, because you'll probably have to adjust your estimates.


Develop your retirement plan

A comprehensive retirement plan should account for all of your sources of income (including Social Security) and all of your retirement expenses. We can help you make sure you don't miss anything.


Figure out your best Social Security strategy

The best Social Security strategy for you depends on your marital status.

But one constant applies to everyone: The longer you wait to start collecting Social Security benefits, the more you'll receive.