Social Security: 2 Great Reasons to File for Benefits at 62


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If you're eligible based on your work record, you can file for Social Security benefits anytime between the ages of 62 and 70. Although that's a pretty wide time frame, the majority of retirees choose to file on the earlier end of it -- in fact, 62 is the most common age to file for benefits. Here are a couple of reasons you might want to do the same.

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