Self-employment often can mean a variable monthly income where income comes in at different times of the month and in varying amounts.
Spending in your 20s and even your 30s on spontaneous things can be very enjoyable in the moment, but not perhaps the wisest financial decisions you can make. When you spend without having enough savings in place and without budgeting appropriately, things can easily get out of hand even if you are earning a lot.
Choosing the right claiming strategy is even more important under new Social Security regulations. According to Social Security Administration (SSA) statistics, Social Security benefits account for about 34% of retirement income for the average American.