By Bill Mock, CFP®, CRPC®
Did you know that claiming Social Security is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make? Few people do, which may be why so many Americans claim as soon as they are eligible (typically at age 62). Whether your decision is based on “facts” overheard from friends, neighbors, and co-workers; emotions; or FOMO (the fear of missing out!), claiming at 62 can be a costly mistake that significantly decreases your monthly income for the rest of your life.