If you lose Social Security benefits due to taxes, obviously your benefits won’t be worth much. But the key is that “temporary” income is important. Temporary income is equal to half of your social security check plus taxable income. Roth’s income is not taxed, so it doesn’t count, and you can raise the money you need without worrying about the actual reduction in Social Security that happens if the IRS downsizes.
2. Invest enough to live on your savings alone
If you want to make sure you’re too big for your Social Security checks, it’s also a good idea to collect your own pension accounts for investments. In particular, you would want to make sure you set your investment goals so that you can live on your own savings for several years without social security.
Taking this step may be an opportunity to delay your social security claim even though you have to retire early.
Many people plan to start receiving pensions later in life because postponing social security claims allows you to increase the amount of your monthly allowance. Unfortunately, lack of available jobs or health or family problems often force people to retire before they are ready.