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Older Seniors Trying to Help Their 'Kids' With Social Security Oct. 31, 2018

Social Security and You

I am always amazed by the emails I get from older senior citizens trying to help their children deal... Read More

Gambling and Losing the Social Security Game Oct. 10, 2018

Social Security and You

I have written many columns cautioning people to not play around too much with their Social Security... Read More

Who Do You Trust? Oct. 03, 2018

Social Security and You

You know how sometimes one thing can lead to another? The other day, I was watching Jay Leno's TV sh... Read More

Widows Have Questions About Social Security Sep. 19, 2018

Social Security and You

Q: I was getting my own Social Security. Then my husband died and they started paying me his Social ... Read More

Don't Listen to Your Friends About Social Security Aug. 29, 2018

Social Security and You

I get dozens of emails each week from people who are getting advice from friends and neighbors about... Read More

Is Social Security a Welfare Program? Aug. 01, 2018

Social Security and You

Q: Recently, I was listening to a radio program in which the host described Social Security as a wel... Read More

The 'Ex' Factor and Social Security Jul. 18, 2018

Social Security and You

Q: My ex-wife was getting divorced spouse benefits on my account. She recently died. How do I go abo... Read More

Widows Must Sign Up for Benefits in Person Jul. 11, 2018

Social Security and You

Q: I think you made an error in a recent column. You said anyone can file for Social Security benefi... Read More

A Mixed Bag Jul. 04, 2018

Social Security and You

Usually, I like to focus my column around one topic. But today I'll just open up my email inbox and ... Read More

Keep the Money. It's Bennies I Want. Jun. 28, 2018

Work Daze

Your salary is miniscule. Raises are few and far between. Promotions are out of the question. But as... Read More

Men Ask About Widow's Benefits Jun. 20, 2018

Social Security and You

I get lots of questions about widow's benefits. And surprisingly, most of them come from men concern... Read More

The Basics of Applying for Social Security Benefits Jun. 13, 2018

Social Security and You

I've saved up a bunch of questions that have to do with applying for various kinds of Social Securit... Read More

Top Five Social Security Myths Jun. 06, 2018

Social Security and You

It's time for me to dust off and update a column I write every five years or so about Social Securit... Read More

Draining the Food Stamp Swamp May. 09, 2018

Star Parker

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is high on the Republican list of programs targeted fo... Read More

Sometimes the Government Giveth and Then Taketh Away May. 02, 2018

Social Security and You

Q: I am 66 years old, and I get my own small Social Security retirement benefit. Because it is so sm... Read More

The Financial Side of Remarrying Later in Life Apr. 18, 2018

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: I am a 65-year-old widow and am considering getting married again. What financial step... Read More

When in Doubt, Always File a Claim Mar. 28, 2018

Social Security and You

Q: I want to thank you so much for helping me out. A few months ago, I gave you the particulars of o... Read More

Trump's Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Mar. 14, 2018

Walter E. Williams

There are a couple of important economic lessons that the American people should learn. I'm going to... Read More

The 'Three-Legged Stool' Is a Bit Wobbly Mar. 14, 2018

Social Security and You

I'm sure most people reading this column have heard the term, "the three-legged stool." That refers ... Read More

Observant Reader Notices Fluke in COLA Payments Mar. 07, 2018

Social Security and You

Q: The recent cost-of-living adjustment to our Social Security checks got me wondering about somethi... Read More