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You're Saving. Should You Be Investing, Too? Feb. 05, 2020

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: I've always been a good saver, and now at 29 with a steady job, I have a fairly sizable... Read More

10 Questions Every Couple Should Ask Before Retiring Jan. 29, 2020

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: I often write about the financial conversations couples should have before they decide... Read More

Do Earnings After Retirement Increase Your Social Security Check? Jan. 22, 2020

Social Security and You

Conventional wisdom has it that old folks are supposed to spend their retirement years sitting in a ... Read More

January 14, 2020 Jan. 14, 2020

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My daughter and her husband are using a surrogate to have a baby. What do I do about a s... Read More

Turning 66 in 2020? Consider Filing for Benefits This Month Jan. 01, 2020

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

December 26, 2019 Dec. 26, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My 50-something sister, "Denise," has turned into a hostile, critical person. I visit my... Read More

Women and Retirement: Can You Afford Not to Save? Dec. 04, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: For the past three years, my 29-year-old daughter has been working for a good company t... Read More

Women Who Say They Are Not Getting Enough From Social Security Nov. 27, 2019

Social Security and You

Just out of curiosity, I wanted to find out what the most common questions readers have been asking ... Read More

November 21, 2019 Nov. 21, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: Two years ago, at the age of 62, I was forced to take early retirement from my teaching ... Read More

Career Concerns Are Overwhelming for Student Nov. 18, 2019

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: I'm in my last year of a pre-university study program and need to choose a university pr... Read More

Filing Date Still Confuses Readers Nov. 13, 2019

Social Security and You

Even after writing several recent columns about the issue, I still get many emails from readers conf... Read More

Five Steps Women Can Take Toward Financial Empowerment Nov. 13, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: Despite our many advances, it seems like women still fall behind men when it comes to m... Read More

Are You Falling for These Financial Tricks? Nov. 06, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: It's the rare person who doesn't occasionally fall into some poor financial habits tha... Read More

November 5, 2019 Nov. 05, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I've known Owen for four years, and we are in various classes together. We email regular... Read More

Relationship Maintenance Nov. 04, 2019

Dear Doug

Q: My wife and I had been looking forward to retirement for many years, but it hasn't been as good f... Read More

Can You Use IRA Assets to Purchase a Retirement Home? Should You? Oct. 30, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: My wife and I are both over 63 and want to purchase a primary residence for our retirem... Read More

How Do Social Security Survivor Benefits Add Up? Oct. 23, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: My husband and I are each getting Social Security based on our own work records. When o... Read More

Social Security Program Myths Oct. 09, 2019

Social Security and You

I could write a book called "The Top 100 Social Security Myths." And that book would be divided into... Read More

Tips for Helping Elderly Parents With Their Finances Oct. 02, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: My parents are in their early 80s. Fortunately, they're in relatively good health and s... Read More

Bathroom Retrofit Sep. 30, 2019

Dear Doug

Q: My mother had a fall in the bathroom a few weeks ago and ended up with a minor concussion. After ... Read More