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Today, like every day, some 10,000 baby boomers will reach retirement age and become eligible to receive Social Security benefits. A new book explains that how and when you tap into Social Security benefits can dramatically alter how much money you get. It's called "Get What's Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security."
The authors of the book are Laurence Kotlikoff, a Boston University economics professor, Paul Solman, a business and economics correspondent for The PBS Newshour, and Philip Moeller, who writes about retirement for various news outlets, including Money Magazine and the PBS website Making Sen$e.
Kotlikoff and Solman spoke with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about how people can get the most out of Social Security.
Note: For people who are nowhere near retirement age, our conversation will continue tomorrow, about whether Social Security will still be there when younger workers retire.
This segment aired on March 4, 2015.