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An Open Letter to President Trump With a Christmas Gift Idea Dec. 13, 2017

Social Security and You

Dear Mr. President, I hear that your presidency is off to a rocky start. That swamp you said you'd d... Read More

Split Marriage Adds Up to No Benefits Dec. 06, 2017

Social Security and You

Q: I am 66 years old. I am getting my own Social Security retirement check, but it is rather small &... Read More

Guessing at Answers to Unedited Questions Nov. 29, 2017

Social Security and You

I get about a hundred questions emailed to me every week. And I put as many as I can into this weekl... Read More

The Retirement Decision Nov. 25, 2017

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: My fiance recently decided to retire this coming March. We both will be 65 in January, a... Read More

Benefit Starting Date Confusion Nov. 22, 2017

Social Security and You

Q: I turn 66 in January and want benefits to start then. A few weeks ago, I filled out the claim for... Read More

More Questions From Divorced Women Nov. 15, 2017

Social Security and You

Just two weeks ago, I wrote a column answering questions from divorced women. Obviously, I left a lo... Read More

Checks for Son Can Still Come in Mom's Name Nov. 08, 2017

Social Security and You

Q: I took my Social Security at age 62 so my 14-year-old son and his 55-year-old mother could get be... Read More

Benefits for Divorced Women Nov. 01, 2017

Social Security and You

All of today's questions come from, or are about, women who are divorced. So let me make this genera... Read More

Swindler Must Pay Up Before Benefits Start Oct. 25, 2017

Social Security and You

Q: I have a brother-in-law who is a scoundrel in my books. I just don't know what my sister sees in ... Read More

Will You Wed Work Till Death Do You Part? Oct. 12, 2017

Froma Harrop

Many Americans now face retirement, hearts full of dreams, bank accounts full of nothing. For them, ... Read More

High School Kids and Social Security Oct. 11, 2017

Social Security and You

I spent part of my 32-year career with the Social Security Administration as a public affairs specia... Read More

Social Security and My Mom Oct. 04, 2017

Social Security and You

You are probably reading this column sometime in early October, which is when I always think of my m... Read More

More Questions ... More Answers Sep. 27, 2017

Social Security and You

Last week, I tried to answer as many questions as I could in the limited space I have. But I ran out... Read More

Not Saving Is the American Way Sep. 26, 2017

Froma Harrop

Smart people living in harm's way of hurricanes know to fortify their homes before the storm hits. I... Read More

Social Security: Short and Quick Sep. 20, 2017

Social Security and You

Because Social Security rules can be so confusing to so many people, and because it can take some ti... Read More

Do You Really Want a Shrunken SSA? Sep. 13, 2017

Social Security and You

I sure am glad President Trump isn't considering me to be the new head of the Social Security Admini... Read More

Equifax Is Too Big to Fail, Not Too Big to Hold Accountable Sep. 13, 2017

Daily Editorials

The most disturbing thing about the data breach acknowledged last week by the credit reporting agenc... Read More

Answers for Women About Social Security Sep. 06, 2017

Social Security and You

I wouldn't know how to go about getting accurate information about this issue, but based on the emai... Read More

Take My Social Security Advice ... Not My Financial Advice Aug. 30, 2017

Social Security and You

I've discussed this issue before in this column. I am a Social Security expert. But I am NOT a finan... Read More

Questions from Seniors with Kids Aug. 23, 2017

Social Security and You

I haven't seen any demographic numbers on this issue, but if the emailed questions I'm getting from ... Read More