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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

Why Can't We Fix Social Security and Medicare? Jun. 13, 2018

Star Parker

Each year, the trustees of Social Security and Medicare issue their report delivering the news, inva... 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

Space Needed Jun. 10, 2018

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: I am in a predicament. My best friend is also my neighbor, and I don't know how to tell ... 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

More Questions About the Timing of Social Security Checks May. 30, 2018

Social Security and You

Q: I think you covered this issue in a past column. But I'm still confused. I will turn 66 on Aug. 2... Read More

Trying to Help Dad Led to Complications May. 23, 2018

Social Security and You

Q: My dad is 90 years old and I help him with medical appointments and managing important business a... Read More

Questions About Delayed Retirement Credits May. 16, 2018

Social Security and You

All of today's questions involve the payment of what are known as "delayed retirement credits." This... Read More

Riding the Social Security Gravy Train May. 09, 2018

Social Security and You

Before I get to today's question, I must give some background information on the topic at hand ̵... 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

Identity Theft and Social Security Apr. 18, 2018

Social Security and You

Q: My daughter recently had problems with a stolen purse and with someone possibly using her Social ... Read More

To Infinity and Beyond: Are Trillion-Dollar Deficits the New Norm? Apr. 12, 2018

Veronique de Rugy

Trillion-dollar deficits are coming back faster than originally projected. Though it's fair to compl... Read More

SSA Service: Am I a Shill or a Critic? Apr. 11, 2018

Social Security and You

I figure I must be doing something right when I get back-to-back emails from readers criticizing me ... Read More

Taking Care of Mom in a Mom and Pop Business Apr. 04, 2018

Social Security and You

Q: My husband and I run a small business. We are in our early 50s. Our profits are modest, but usual... Read More

When in Doubt, Always File a Claim Mar. 28, 2018

Social Security and You

Q: I want to thank you so much for helping me out. A few months ago, I gave you the particulars of o... Read More

Reporting Social Security Fraud Mar. 24, 2018

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: I came to the United States back in the late 1980s. My husband at the time suddenly aban... Read More

An Apology -- 25 Years Later Mar. 21, 2018

Social Security and You

I just got an email that absolutely floored me. Honestly, it even brought a lump to my throat. It ha... Read More

The 'Three-Legged Stool' Is a Bit Wobbly Mar. 14, 2018

Social Security and You

I'm sure most people reading this column have heard the term, "the three-legged stool." That refers ... Read More

Uncle Sam Continues to Stick His Head in the Sand on Entitlements Mar. 08, 2018

Veronique de Rugy

Social Security and Medicare are the two biggest programs driving the growth of our debt. What's mor... Read More

Observant Reader Notices Fluke in COLA Payments Mar. 07, 2018

Social Security and You

Q: The recent cost-of-living adjustment to our Social Security checks got me wondering about somethi... Read More