I applied for SS this past week. I know now that we could survive without it having done so a few months but will now be nice to have the extra.
Congrats on the retirement.
One of the great aspects of SS is that it is so darn flexible. Want cash @ 62? You got it. Want to wait till 70 and get a bunch more? No problem. It's your decision.
Until I retired a never appreciated how SS is structured to adapt to so many situations.
I am currently enrolled in my wife's SS as spouse and when I hit 70 we will both hop over to SS under my # getting a much larger payout.
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In dire need of: faster horses, younger woman, older whiskey, more money.