R E T I R E M E N T I N S I G H T
“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”
– Hellen Keller
Flying overseas? Heading through multiple airports? Think about putting an extra set of clothes in your carry-on bag. If an airline misplaces your luggage, you will have something to wear besides the clothes on your back.
A snail is at the bottom of a well 30 feet deep. It crawls up 3 feet each day, but at night, it slips down 2 feet. How long does it take for the snail to crawl out of the well?*
DID YOU KNOW?
Ralph Teetor, a distinguished mechanical engineer and inventor who lost his sight at age 5, patented what we recognize as the modern speed-regulating system for cars. Chrysler became the first automaker to broadly offer cruise control in 1958.5
WHO CLAIMS SOCIAL SECURITY AT 62, AND WHY?
According to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, 48% of men and 42% of women take Social Security benefits as soon as they are eligible for them. A baby boomer who claims those benefits at age 62 will get 25% less monthly Social Security income than a boomer who waits to claim benefits at age 66, and 32% less than a boomer who puts off filing for benefits until age 70.
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1 – fool.com/retirement/general/2016/08/06/why-dont-more-people-wait-to-claim-social-security.aspx [8/6/16]
2 – fool.com/retirement/general/2016/03/12/3-reasons-to-claim-social-security-early.aspx [3/12/16]
3 – courant.com/hartford-magazine/travel/hc-hm-nh-traveling-healthy-20160728-story.html [7/28/16]
4 – business.com/finance/9-facts-you-probably-didnt-know-about-american-retirees/ [7/16/16]
5 – todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/11/blind-man-created-cruise-control/ [11/13/14]