By:Joan Entmacher, Benjamin Veghte, and Kristen Arnold
Published: June, 2016
Thinking about retirement? Deciding when to take Social Security benefits is one of the most important financial decisions you will make. For most people, Social Security is their largest source of income throughout retirement. And it’s one of the few sources of income you (and your spouse, if you are married) can count on for as long as you live. So it’s important to make the most of your Social Security benefits.