3 Social Security Secrets Every Retiree Needs to Know

Katie Brockman, The Motley Fool
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3 Social Security Secrets Every Retiree Needs to Know
3 Social Security Secrets Every Retiree Needs to Know

In fact, continuing to work after claiming Social Security could result in larger checks down the road. Once you reach your FRA, the Social Security Administration will recalculate your benefit amount to account for the money that was withheld, resulting in larger checks each month. Married couples may be entitled to spousal benefits -- but even if you're no longer married, you may still be able to collect extra money each month based on your ex-spouse's work record.