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3 Pieces of Outdated Social Security Advice You Should Ignore

·4 min read
3 Pieces of Outdated Social Security Advice You Should Ignore

As such, there's a world of Social Security advice out there designed to help retirees make smart choices with their benefits. You're entitled to your full monthly Social Security benefit based on your earnings history once you reach full retirement age, or FRA, which is either 66, 67, or somewhere in between, depending on your year of birth. You can sign up for Social Security as early as age 62, but you'll often hear that doing so is a bad idea because it will result in a lower monthly benefit for life.