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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

Cigarettes and Coffee Mar. 26, 2018

Marc Dion

Back in 2006, President Donald J. Trump is supposed to have played a brief game of bump and shove wi... Read More

What's Happening to Our Young Men? Mar. 14, 2018

Star Parker

Writing last week about the opioid crisis, I suggested that, as we consider policy options for deali... Read More

Reigniting Lost Passion Is Possible Jan. 18, 2018

At Work

Q: A friend and I were talking about what we had thought we wanted to be when we were in high school... Read More

Facing Reality Makes Decision-Making Easy Oct. 05, 2017

At Work

Q: My boss is dysfunctional in many ways and also probably a narcissist. He thinks and acts like he ... Read More

Fired After Workforce Layoffs, No Benefits Sep. 21, 2017

At Work

Q: Only two of us remained employed after five others in our department were laid off. The company e... Read More

Making The Best Of Job Status Change Aug. 24, 2017

At Work

Q: I am a woman in my early 60s who has worked for the same public relations firm for four years doi... Read More

Continue Job Search Until Written Offer Is Made Aug. 17, 2017

At Work

Q: Out of the blue, I was contacted by a corporate recruiter who said her large firm was looking to ... Read More

Stop Your Job From Ruling Your Life Jul. 27, 2017

At Work

Q: I've been in my job for two years. At first, it was the best job ever. In the second year, we had... Read More

More Widows ... More Questions Jul. 19, 2017

Social Security and You

Perhaps I've opened the floodgates? I've written a several columns over the past month or two discus... Read More

Obesity Ignored Jul. 03, 2017

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I am over 70 years old and in failing health. My stepbrother, "Tom," is 58. Although he ... Read More

The Cost of Medicaid Jun. 28, 2017

Star Parker

The number of Americans enrolled in Medicaid has increased from 29 million in 1990 to 73 million tod... Read More

Social Security Options for Widows and Widowers to Consider May. 24, 2017

Social Security and You

Q: My husband died in 2009. I continued working until I was 62 in 2013. I then started drawing widow... Read More

Tale of Two Women May. 03, 2017

Social Security and You

In today's column, I present emails from two different women. They have two things in common. They a... Read More

Back to Work After Having a Baby Apr. 23, 2017

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: My husband and I welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world three months ago. She's o... Read More

The Health of PETS Jan. 25, 2017

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I'm a 65-year-old single woman, and using your column, I've picked some good stocks ... Read More

Direct Contact Sep. 21, 2016

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: My husband is a salesman and is constantly working, regardless of time of day or whether... Read More

Not Doing His Fair Share Sep. 08, 2016

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: My first husband was a workaholic with little time for me or any enjoyment, so when I di... Read More

Working Seniors May Get Social Security Increase Dec. 02, 2015

Social Security and You

I get lots of questions from working senior citizens who wonder if the Social Security payroll taxes... Read More

Working 9 to 5 for Husband's Affection Oct. 19, 2015

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: About four years ago, after 17 years of marriage (no children), working full time, havin... Read More