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German Pensioner Thinks She's Being Cheated By US Social Security Jun. 19, 2019

Social Security and You

Q: I am 66 years old. Even though I am now a U.S. citizen, I spent the first 30 years of my adult li... Read More

A Father's Day Financial Checklist for New Dads (and Moms) Jun. 19, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: Celebrating Father's Day for the first time can be great fun — and a little scar... Read More

The Social Security Earnings Penalty -- a Bad Law Jun. 12, 2019

Social Security and You

The Social Security earnings penalty. I don't like this law. I've never liked this law. Before I exp... Read More

Happy Anniversary Jun. 05, 2019

Social Security and You

My wife and I recently celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary. We were married on June 1, 1974. I w... Read More

The Social Security Benefit You've Never Heard Of May. 29, 2019

Social Security and You

Q: I will admit I am a bit of a wonky nerd. I like researching arcane bits of historical minutiae. R... Read More

Our Privacy Rights Are Being Sold, Stolen and Stripped May. 29, 2019

Jim Hightower

To get a job these days, chances are you'll have to pee in a bottle. Every company with a credit car... Read More

SSA Representatives Challenge Me May. 22, 2019

Social Security and You

Frequently, I hear from readers who take one of my columns into their local Social Security office t... Read More

How to Modernize Immigration Laws May. 21, 2019

Stephen Moore

When I used to talk to candidate Donald Trump about immigration, I would tell him, Make sure your "b... Read More

The Official Social Security Maximizing Column May. 15, 2019

Social Security and You

OK, it's official. I'm going to call this column, "How to maximize your Social Security benefits" an... Read More

I've Been Working on the Railroad May. 08, 2019

Social Security and You

Q: My husband and I live in Utah. We went to file for our Social Security benefits last week. And we... Read More

You Say Tomato; I Say Tomahto Apr. 24, 2019

Social Security and You

I've learned over the years that lots of people get hung up on the lexicon of Social Security. I wil... Read More

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

The 'Burial Benefit' That Won't Bury You Apr. 17, 2019

Social Security and You

About a month ago, I wrote a column explaining what family members need to do when a loved one who w... 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

12 Questions ... 12 Answers Apr. 03, 2019

Social Security and You

I usually devote an entire column to just one subject so that I can thoroughly cover all the nuances... Read More

Are You Fooling Yourself When It Comes to Money? Apr. 03, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: Playing pranks on someone else is fun, harmless and good for a laugh. But when it come... Read More

Colleagues Praise Me and Berate Me Mar. 27, 2019

Social Security and You

There are about 60,000 Social Security Administration employees around the country. More than a few ... Read More

Absolutely Not True Mar. 20, 2019

Social Security and You

I was answering emails from my readers today. And after a while, it dawned on me that three or four ... Read More

Seniors with Disabilities Mar. 13, 2019

Social Security and You

Baby boomers (like me) aren't just getting old. Some of us are also getting frail. I'm a pretty good... Read More