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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

Inspector General's Report Causes Confusion for Widows Feb. 28, 2018

Social Security and You

The inspector general for the Social Security Administration recently released a report that was wel... Read More

'Notch Babies' Now Reaching Century Mark -- and They Are Still Mad! Feb. 21, 2018

Social Security and You

There is a group of very old people out there who, for decades now, has been misled into believing t... Read More

Working While Getting Disability Benefits Feb. 14, 2018

Social Security and You

Q: I am 57 years old and getting Social Security disability benefits. I understand I can work and ma... Read More

I'm a Hit with the Ladies! Feb. 07, 2018

Social Security and You

Don't tell my wife, but if my inbox is any indication, I'm a big hit with the ladies! I have a hunch... Read More

More Questions About Benefit Start Dates Jan. 31, 2018

Social Security and You

Q: I will be turning 70 in July 2018. I wanted to delay starting my Social Security benefits until t... Read More

Turning 66 in 2018? Consider Filing for Benefits This Month Jan. 03, 2018

Social Security and You

I write a column similar to this one every January. But I don't mind plagiarizing myself because it ... Read More

My Christmas Wish List for Social Security Dec. 20, 2017

Social Security and You

Dear Santa, I've been a good kid this year. Well, I've occasionally been naughty. For example, I was... Read More

An Open Letter to President Trump With a Christmas Gift Idea Dec. 13, 2017

Social Security and You

Dear Mr. President, I hear that your presidency is off to a rocky start. That swamp you said you'd d... Read More

Split Marriage Adds Up to No Benefits Dec. 06, 2017

Social Security and You

Q: I am 66 years old. I am getting my own Social Security retirement check, but it is rather small &... Read More

Benefit Starting Date Confusion Nov. 22, 2017

Social Security and You

Q: I turn 66 in January and want benefits to start then. A few weeks ago, I filled out the claim for... Read More