In Matthew 28, Jesus talks about The Great Commission. Robby mentions to Hans that salesman love a great commission, but the actual great commission is not money, it is making disciples. Disciples are enthusiastic learners, and then become enthusiastic sharers because they are so excited about the teachings. To really make good Social Security decisions, you have to be an enthusiastic learner as well. It is like homework; it does not seem fun, but you are going to be thankful that you did it.
Hans and Robby talk this week about how a Social Security benefit is really a beautiful gift for people. The problem is, many people are so angered about where the program is going, that they do not trust what they are learning, and cannot make informed decisions, and end up making ones that affect them negatively in the long run.
Robby talks about how he sees it. He would have never saved this money on his own. He would have never created a lifetime income for him and his wife on his own. God was looking out for him, and Social Security is a blessing.
But when should you start Social security? The first step to making this choice is to go get your Social Security statement at SSA.gov. You can start your benefit as early as 62 and as late as 70. But the magic date is really dependent on many individual factors, such as if you are working, if you are married, if you are divorced, or if you are sick. Hans and Robby discuss all these situations.
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