As we’ve previously discussed, it takes quite a bit of work to get the highest Social Security benefit.
This includes both the amount of time you have to put in during your actual work years and the objectives you have to complete along the way.
But let’s say your main focus is early retirement. If you take retirement at the earliest you can, which is at age 62, how can you earn the max benefit of $2,572 per month?
This strategy will require at least 35 years in the workforce earning at the wage cap. But for that nice benefit in your early 60s, it may be worth it.