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TMFPixy

Thanks for your response and the links. I have read all the columns and all their links. I'm sorry, but I'm still confused. It sounds as if you are saying that my SS payments will not be forfeited because I do not earn any income even though my husband does - right? I also gather that 100% (or maybe 85%) of the SS payment will be taxed at our regular rate - right?

If these two statements are correct, then I'm thinking that I'd be better off to wait until 65 to start since we'll be closer to when hubby retires and since we don't need the money to live on, the higher amount will be useful especially since I expect to live well into my 80s or even 90s. That's my current thinking anyway. I'd appreciate any input into this plan.

Thanks,

Nancy
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