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According to the Washington Post, well-off Americans retiring early while balancing the economy with health concerns and drawing on federal stimulus funds, market gains, and equity from skyrocketing home values.


  1. What unusual trend is happening along with the early retirement course?
  2. When does Social Security allows most people to enroll for retirement payments?
  3. According to the article, what does the delayed Social Security wave signal?   


Van Dam, A. (2021). The latest twist in the ‘Great Resignation’: Retiring but delaying Social Security. The Washington Post, Oct. 31 (Retrievable online at