Don't put off starting to collect Social Security just because you'll get bigger checks. There are some solid reasons to start receiving your benefits on time -- or even earlier.
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Yes, delaying starting to collect Social Security checks will make them bigger. But there are actually a bunch of excellent reasons to not delay and to start cashing in at age 62.