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Assessing Unemployment Insurance, Incentives and Economic Activity Jul. 30, 2020

Veronique de Rugy

Earlier this year, the U.S. government passed the largest piece of stimulus legislation in our natio... Read More

Social Security Rules (Not Reps) Confuse Readers Jul. 29, 2020

Social Security and You

Anyone who has read my column for any length of time knows that I have occasionally been critical of... Read More

The COVID-19 Virus and Social Security Jul. 22, 2020

Social Security and You

Q: I keep hearing all this talk about how the COVID-19 virus is going to reduce future Social Securi... Read More

Federal Employees and Social Security Jul. 15, 2020

Social Security and You

Q. I am a retired federal employee. I retired when I was 58. I started getting my federal retirement... Read More

Mixing Apples, Oranges and Kumquats Jul. 08, 2020

Social Security and You

Q: In a recent column, you said that someone's Social Security check might go down if they are still... Read More

Quick and Dirty Answers Lead to Confusion Jun. 24, 2020

Social Security and You

As regular readers of this column know, every once in a while, I try to squeeze as many questions an... Read More

The Social Security 'Goody Bag' Jun. 17, 2020

Social Security and You

At least once a day, I get one or more emails that start out with some form of this phrase: "I'll te... Read More

The Social Security 'Retirement Test' Gets a Failing Grade Jun. 10, 2020

Social Security and You

There is a provision of Social Security law that is rather archaically called the "annual earnings t... Read More

Some Facts Worth Knowing Jun. 03, 2020

Walter E. Williams

Imagine that you are an unborn spirit in heaven. God condemns you to a life of poverty but will perm... Read More

A Divorced Woman's Guide to Social Security May. 27, 2020

Social Security and You

Q: You always seem to write about married women. But there are a lot of us divorced women out here. ... Read More

Social Security Offsets Affect Some Public Employees May. 20, 2020

Social Security and You

I am continually amazed by the number of emails I get with questions about Social Security from peop... Read More

Let's Play 20 Questions May. 13, 2020

Social Security and You

I'm going to assume you've all heard of the kids' game "20 Questions." Well, I'm going to do my own ... Read More

Desperate Seniors May. 06, 2020

Social Security and You

I get a lot of emails from confused and maybe lonely people who are writing to me mostly out of desp... Read More

Benefits vs. Costs and COVID-19 Apr. 22, 2020

Walter E. Williams

One of the first lessons in an economics class is everything has a cost. That's in stark contrast to... Read More

Social Security in Australia Apr. 15, 2020

Social Security and You

A couple of months ago, my wife and I returned from a six-week trip to Australia that also included ... Read More

Social Security Maximizing Madness Apr. 01, 2020

Social Security and You

Every week, I probably get a dozen emails from readers who tell me they want to "maximize" their Soc... Read More

With a Spouse, Taking Your Social Security Early Might Be Better Mar. 18, 2020

Social Security and You

I'm sure you've seen websites, or received mailers from financial planners, that entice you with com... Read More

Sometimes a Woman Can Switch From Her Own to Spousal Benefits Mar. 04, 2020

Social Security and You

Many women are constantly sending me emails complaining that they think they should be getting some ... Read More

Paid Leave and the Composition of Compensation Feb. 27, 2020

Veronique de Rugy

Despite recent stock market jitters related to the coronavirus, the U.S. economy is doing well. Wage... Read More

Let's Just Reach Into the Mailbag Feb. 26, 2020

Social Security and You

I have just returned from a six-week trip to Australia and New Zealand. (I met more than a few Austr... Read More