How to Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

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Are you getting everything you are entitled to from Social Security? PBS Newshour journalist Paul Solman was not. But after getting a tip from his economist friend Laurence Kotlikoff a few years ago, Solman collected nearly $50,000 in spousal benefits he didn't know were available to him. Solman and Kotlikoff have written a new book "Get What's Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security," which explains how to optimize spousal benefits and offers other ways to get smarter about Social Security.


Paul Solman, business and economics correspondent for PBS NewsHour and co-author of "Get What's Yours"

Laurence Kotlikoff, professor of economics at Boston University and co-author of "Get What's Yours"