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Just out of curiosity, I decided to calculate the (potential) Return on Investment (ROI) (before-tax) for the social security income I just may begin collecting in 2002 upon reaching age 62.5 years. Assuming a 1.75% COLA, here are the results:

Live to be:___________ROI (nominal, before-tax):
75 years_________________5.86%
80 years_________________6.86%
90 years_________________7.78%

Anyone else done this? The results are not really as bad as I expected. In addition, this doesn't include any suvivor benefits that my wife may receive.

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