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How to Optimize Your Social Security Benefits


In this episode of Retirement for Real, Lena discusses Social Security and how to optimize and maximize its benefits for your retirement!

Topics covered: 

  • How Social Security is funded and structured 
  • Electing Social Security benefits early vs. late
  • Your Spousal Benefit & Your Survivor Benefit
  • Considerations for when to collect 

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Retirement for Real is an investment podcast helping retirees make sensible financial decisions in retirement. Lena Armuth, a former first-grade teacher and current fee-only financial advisor, is your host. Join her to learn all about investing for and in retirement. Nothing fancy. No overly complicated or complex solutions. Just the fundamentals explained in a way that is simple to comprehend.

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