Do You Know When to Claim Social Security? And How?

What’s the most important thing to know about Social Security? That you should wait as long as you can to take it. Tim Maurer explains some of Social Security’s uniquely strange elements, and why when you claim your benefit matters.



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Tim Maurer, CFP®

Tim Maurer, CFP®, is a Wealth Advisor at Buckingham and also serves as our Director of Personal Finance. Tim’s second book, co-authored with best-selling author, Jim Stovall, is The Ultimate Financial Plan: Balancing Your Money and Life. He is a CNBC contributor and also writes weekly for He is a graduate of Towson University.

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