5 Tricks For Stretching Your Social Security Benefits

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The amount of money you receive from Social Security is based on a number of factors, including how much income you earned throughout your working years, the year you were born and the age at which you file for benefits. Many seniors assume that it's inevitable they'll receive a measly payout no matter what, so they go ahead and claim their benefits while the getting's good. But if you play your Social Security cards right, you could end up with bringing home a heck of a lot more dough.

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