Glenn Ruffenach, a retirement columnist for MarketWatch and the Wall Street Journal, said that 2018 was the first year-- ever--that readers overwhelmingly disagreed with him about delaying retirement benefits. In fact, many Americans are grabbing benefits at 62 because they want to make the most of their Social Security dollars while they’re still relatively young and fit. Or, as one reader put it: “You never know when your health will turn south, so ‘Spend it while you’re able’. Another consideration--you never know if Social Security will always pay full benefits. Today, we'll find out if it is smarter to take benefits early or delay, and several alternative strategies that have caught on in a big way! MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!