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Widows Must Sign Up for Benefits in Person Jul. 11, 2018

Social Security and You

Q: I think you made an error in a recent column. You said anyone can file for Social Security benefi... Read More

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

The Kids Decision Jun. 18, 2018

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: How does one know whether she wants children? For my whole life, I haven't been sure, bu... 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

Too Old to Marry? Apr. 13, 2018

Positive Aging

People over the age of 50 used to lament that they found themselves attending more funerals than wed... Read More

Inspector General's Report Causes Confusion for Widows Feb. 28, 2018

Social Security and You

The inspector general for the Social Security Administration recently released a report that was wel... Read More

My Christmas Wish List for Social Security Dec. 20, 2017

Social Security and You

Dear Santa, I've been a good kid this year. Well, I've occasionally been naughty. For example, I was... 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

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

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

'He Didn't Even Remember His Name' Oct. 18, 2017

Connie Schultz

His name was La David T. Johnson. His wife's name is Myeshia Johnson. The congresswoman from Florida... Read More

Gambling Husband Leaves Woman Struggling Oct. 14, 2017

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: I'm a woman in my 90s. My husband and I were married in 1949 when I was 21. He died in 2... 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

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

Elderly Seniors Want More From Social Security Jul. 05, 2017

Social Security and You

I guess it's just a sign of the times we are living in. But I am amazed by the number of emails that... Read More

Always Insist on Filing a Claim Apr. 12, 2017

Social Security and You

I'd like to think that when people email me questions, I give them correct answers with good advice.... Read More

Stay or Go? Jan. 30, 2017

Dear Doug

Q: My dear 63-year-old husband died of a heart attack two years ago. I still live in the same town w... Read More

She's in Love With Her Uncle Dec. 24, 2016

Tales From the Front

Two of the saddest words in the English language are "what" and "if." What if I hadn't missed that f... Read More

Tour Of Doody Nov. 15, 2016

The Science Advice Goddess

I'm a 42-year-old divorcee, just back in the dating world and using dating apps. I have two young c... Read More