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Investing Specialists

Consider Your Social Security Strategy

Giving due attention to Social Security claiming can pay off big, despite the demise of some of the arcane strategies.

Note: The following is part of's Retirement Matters Week special report. A version of this article appeared on Oct. 11, 2017.

As more and more workers approach and enter retirement without the benefit of pensions, the lifetime income stream of Social Security--and the enlarged benefits that can be obtained with savvy benefits-claiming strategies--has received newfound attention.