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Married More Than Once Dec. 12, 2018

Social Security and You

I got to chatting with someone about 30 years younger than me the other day at our local library. We... 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

My Advice: Get a Voodoo Doll or Marry an Old Goat! Nov. 21, 2018

Social Security and You

Q: I am 64 years old. I was married to a man who was 15 years younger than me. He was a lawyer and m... Read More

Not Your Same Old Same Old Questions Nov. 14, 2018

Social Security and You

As my regular readers know, I sometimes worry that I am getting too repetitious — giving the s... Read More

10 Easy Ways to Waste Your Money. Scared Yet? Nov. 07, 2018

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: No matter how conscientious you may try to be, certain money wasters can creep up on y... Read More

Public Employee Offsets Nov. 07, 2018

Social Security and You

It may surprise some of my readers to learn that about 10 percent of Americans work at jobs that are... 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

Filing for Social Security Is a Big Deal Oct. 24, 2018

Social Security and You

I have to constantly remind myself that filing for Social Security benefits is a big deal for almost... Read More

Disability Benefits: One Question Leads to Another Oct. 17, 2018

Social Security and You

Q: I don't understand. I was getting Social Security disability benefits. But I found a job that I c... 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

Chicago Bonds Oct. 03, 2018

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I'm an 86-year-old retired steelworker. I am in good health and receive substantial ... 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

Buyers Should Think of Future Sep. 30, 2018

House Calls

Dear Ms. Lank: We have read your column for several years while we are renting, and now we are ready... Read More

Attaining Your Age Sep. 26, 2018

Social Security and You

A few weeks ago, I wrote a column in which I casually mentioned the obscure common law (not a Social... 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

At What Age Should You Collect a Social Security Spousal Benefit? Sep. 19, 2018

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: I recently received two questions about collecting Social Security spousal benefits. I... Read More

Moving a Company When You Can't Stay Put Sep. 18, 2018

Succeeding in Your Business

"I'm an Army wife looking to start up a home-based graphics and web design business. I know I need t... Read More

The 'Who Took My Money' Blog Is All Lies Sep. 12, 2018

Social Security and You

A nasty and pernicious blog that is full of lies about Social Security has been floating around the ... Read More

Don't Get Hung Up About Maximizing Your Social Security Sep. 05, 2018

Social Security and You

Q: I am a single woman who is going to be 70 on Nov. 10, 2018. I have been waiting until I turn 70 t... Read More