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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

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