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 Message Thank you! Oops! Related Content The ABCs of Zero Coupon Bonds Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio. The Lowdown on Those Free Credit Scores What’s the deal with your yearly free credit report? Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.