While I am not privy to the precise dollar amount that retireesunintentionally surrender (because of ill-informed actions on theirpart) involving Social Security, the sum is still a lot ofmoney. And others have noted this too:

“Every year, people leave tens of billions of dollars on thetable in terms of money that they’re entitled to, they could get ifthey made more informed claiming decisions about Social Security.”Phil Moeller, co-author Get What’s Yours: The Secrets to MaxingOut Your Social Security.

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