Fenner, Melstrom & Dooling PLC
Accountants who think like business owners.
We are your strategists, advisors and confidants.
We treat your business like our own: spending time at your facilities, participating in your planning and assigning senior professionals to guide you.
Our ultimate goal is to help you make more money. Working with us, you will learn to increase earnings and keep more for yourself.
Winning Social Security's Waiting Game
As more baby boomers move into their 60s, there is increased interest in Social Security retirement benefits. In particular, seniors must decide when to start. Currently, the full retirement age (FRA) for Social Security is 66. That age applies to people born from 1943 through 1954. FRA gradually increases for younger workers, reaching 67 for those born in 1960 or later.
You can start as early as age 62, but your benefits will be reduced. Alternatively, you can start as late as 70, which will entitle you to a higher benefit. If you start at 62, you’d get 75% of your FRA benefit; waiting after FRA increases your benefit by 8% a year. (Starting younger than FRA also will generate a reduction in benefits for those with substantial earned income, followed by a makeup in later years.)