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Women and Social Security: Are You Maximizing Your Benefits? Apr. 17, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: Lately, I've been getting a lot of questions from women wondering about their Social S... Read More

Money Doesn't Always Buy Happiness Apr. 10, 2019

Social Security and You

Well, I just spent another day answering emails from relatively well-to-do readers who want to know ... Read More

Change Social Security to a Program of Ownership Apr. 03, 2019

Star Parker

I have been an advocate for years of changing our Social Security system to a program of ownership r... Read More

Social Security Rules I Can't Explain Mar. 06, 2019

Social Security and You

I pride myself on being able to give my readers the rationale behind various Social Security rules a... Read More

What To Do When a Loved One Dies Feb. 27, 2019

Social Security and You

I worry that I sometimes neglect a significant cohort of my readers. I get so many emails from peopl... Read More

High Anxiety and Social Security Maximizing Madness Feb. 20, 2019

Social Security and You

My wife used to thank me, with her tongue firmly planted in her cheek, for never being rich. She wou... Read More

Woman with Ailing Husband Has Some Choices to Make Feb. 06, 2019

Social Security and You

Q: I will turn 64 this month. I retired in December. My Social Security benefit is projected to be $... Read More

Left-Wing Fake News Hurts the Nation Jan. 09, 2019

Star Parker

Left-wing media stalwarts such as Newsweek, Huffington Post and Salon launched a barrage of fake new... Read More

Turning 66 in 2019? Consider Filing for Benefits This Month Jan. 02, 2019

Social Security and You

I write a column similar to this one every January. But I don't mind plagiarizing myself, as the col... Read More

Trump Slams Brakes on Federal Gravy Train Jan. 02, 2019

Betsy McCaughey

President Donald Trump is freezing pay for civilian federal workers, cancelling their automatic 2.1 ... Read More

Is That Social Security Glass Half Full or Half Empty? Dec. 05, 2018

Social Security and You

It's always fascinating to me how people can look at the same situation and see things totally diffe... Read More

Taking Your Benefits at Age 62 Nov. 28, 2018

Social Security and You

Q: In a recent column, you said that most people retiring today are waiting until 70 to start their ... Read More

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