Sunday, January 01, 2017

Popular book exposes "file and suspend" loopholes in Social Security, which Congress closed this fall


There’s an interesting account (by Ben Steverman) in the Chicago Tribune about how a book, “Get What’s Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Social Security”, by Laurence Lotlikoff, Phillip Moeler, and Paul Solman (Simon and Shuster), explained who certain couples could squeeze more out of social security by certain fake delaying tactics.  The most notorious of these was called “file and suspend”.



Congress nixed these techniques this November, although some retirees may be grandfathered a little.

The book, which has sold over 300,000 copies, will be revised soon.

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