Do Doomsday Headlines Lead to Bad Social Security Choices? – Chris Kissell

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We’ve all heard the grim prediction: The Social Security trust fund likely will run out of money soon, possibly as early as 2034. As it turns out, articles with “doomsday” headlines about Social Security may have a strong influence on when retirees decide to claim their benefits. Workers who read headlines focusing on the predicted trust fund depletion date planned to claim benefits a year earlier…

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