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.
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