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Is it just me or was the original question actually about when to take Social Security?

Well, someone pointed out that since they had "good genes" they could wait to take their SS so that they would get more money.

I pointed out that both my parents lived to be in their late 80's but that it did not guarantee that I would live that long. My sister died at the age of 60 with brain cancer and I myself have had some serious health issues. I don't see myself living until my mid 80's like my parents and I don't believe that I have "good genes" either.
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