Are you and your partner nearing your retirement age? Are you starting to worry about your future? Then you are one of the many people who are striving to survive on Social Security due to the economy’s unstable disposition. The good news is that there are still some strategies you can work on to help retiring couples to enjoy their Social Security benefits.
1. Try to work as long as possible. If you really want to maximize your Social Security benefits, this is what you both have to do. If you and your partner can work for a few more years, the amount of Social Security you will receive will be higher. Your benefits will continue to increase by the time you hit 70. All you have to keep in mind is that the longer you work and the higher your earnings are the better benefits you’ll have once you retire.
2. It is advisable to work longer, however if your health does not permit you to continue working or if you just went through a forced retirement, what you an do is postpone applying for your Social Security benefits as long as possible to get the most out of it. Living on a single income will also help the two of you prepare for the reduced income that you two will be getting once you start receiving your Social Security. The longer you postpone your Social Security benefits, the bigger it will get.
3. There are a lot of tricks and tips out there that guarantee to increase the amount of retirement income they’ll get; a lot of tips everywhere are legal and yet a lot of have not benefitted from it because they don’t completely understand how Social Security works for married couples. If on spouse files for Social Security, first, the partner can apply for the benefits which is a portion of the spouse who applied for Social Security. They can still receive a certain amount from their spouse’s benefit but it will also depend on the age that they plan to take it. This will still enable their own Social Security benefits to grow since they are not using…