Investment Strategies for Retirement The slideshow presentation that you would like to view is too large for your current screen resolution. Click here to view to view the slideshow at full resolution. Launch Presentation » Share | Related Content A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit. When Should You Take Social Security Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits. Retirement Plan Distributions There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.