Katie Brockman, The Motley Fool Published 7:00 a.m. ET April 21, 2019
One in five Americans over 65 are waiting to retire, the highest in more than half a century. Elizabeth Keatinge explains. Buzz60
Sometimes it just doesn’t make sense to wait.
Social Security can be a lifesaver in retirement, especially if your personal retirement savings aren’t up to snuff. For many people, Social Security benefits even make up the majority of their income in retirement. In fact, nearly half of married beneficiaries depend on Social Security for at least 50% of their income, and one in five married couples depend on their benefits for more than 90% of their