3 Seemingly Innocent Social Security Mistakes That Could Really Hurt You

Maurie Backman of The Motley Fool, warns of blunders to steer clear of. They may seem minor, but they could end up having more of an impact than you’d think.

You’ll probably rely on Social Security to pay your retirement expenses to some degree. It may be a minor degree if you have a lot of money in savings and investments, or it may be a significant degree if you kick off your senior years with no pension and little money in an IRA or 401(k). But either way, your goal should be to get the most money from Social Security you can, and avoiding these seemingly minor mistakes could be your ticket to doing just that.