Does Taking Early Social Security Hurt Your Spouse?

Decisions you make about Social Security benefits don’t just affect you. They can also have an impact on what your family receives.

In the following video from our Social Security Q&A series, Dan Caplinger, The Motley Fool’s director of investment planning, answers a question from Fool reader Mike, who asks how his taking early Social Security at age 62 would affect his wife and whether her benefits get added to their family total when she reaches full retirement age.

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