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Also, have them read this article: https://www.kitces.com/blog/why-it-rarely-pays-for-both-spou...

There are several interesting items to note in that article. One that's easily missed is that the downside in delaying SS then dying early is much less than the upside in delaying SS and living long. So, just the math shows asymmetric benefit in delaying. Beyond the math, if you "guess wrong," dying early means you left money on the table, spending your own assets that would have gone to your heirs. But, claiming early and living a long time means you personally bear the downside of having less money each month.
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