A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit. Share | Have A Question About This Topic? Name Email Address Question Thank you! Oops! Related Contents Rightsizing for Retirement What does your home really cost? How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits? Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits. Retirement Plan Distributions There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.