The best financial plan has nothing to do with what the markets are doing, nothing to do with what your real estate agent is telling you, nothing to do with the hot stock your brother-in-law told you about.
It has everything to do with what’s most important to you. – Carl Richards
Is 62 your lucky number? If you’re eligible, that’s the earliest age you can start receiving Social Security retirement benefits. Collecting early retirement benefits makes sense for some people, but there’s a major drawback to consider: If you start collecting benefits early, your monthly retirement benefit will be permanently reduced. There are some factors you’ll need to weigh before deciding whether to start collecting benefits early.
Are you leaving your job and considering whether to take a distribution from your 401(k), 403(b), or governmental 457(b) plan? if so, make sure you’ve considered all your options. Read more here.
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