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When the Wife is the Primary Breadwinner Jun. 16, 2021

Social Security and You

Every Social Security rule I can think of is gender-neutral. In other words, the same laws apply to ... Read More

Will Collecting a Public Pension Reduce Your Social Security? Jun. 16, 2021

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie, I'm retiring soon with a pension that's outside of the Social Security system. I've al... Read More

Why I'm Not (Very) Worried About Inflation Jun. 13, 2021

Steve Chapman

For a long time, inflation has been the phantom of the American economy: often expected but never se... Read More

Self-employed People 'Cook the Books' Jun. 09, 2021

Social Security and You

Most of us work for wages, and there isn't much we can do to avoid paying Social Security taxes on t... Read More

File a Social Security Claim to Protect Your Rights Jun. 02, 2021

Social Security and You

I frequently hear from readers who tell me that they contacted the Social Security Administration wi... Read More

Democrats Follow the 'Science' and Reject Common Sense May. 18, 2021

Stephen Moore

Every time I hear Democrats sermonize about following "the science," I feel as though I'm listening ... Read More

It's Time for Americans to Get Back to Work May. 13, 2021

Armstrong Williams

When it comes to the great American work ethic, our country is hurtling down the wrong path. The Bid... Read More

Uncle Sam's Lack of Leadership on Debt Cannot Be Ignored May. 13, 2021

Veronique de Rugy

I'm always amazed to hear people say that the national debt doesn't matter because interest rates ar... Read More

Never Send Unsolicited Money to the SSA Apr. 28, 2021

Social Security and You

Every once in a while, I get an email from a reader with a horror story of sorts involving sending u... Read More

The 3 Rules About Social Security Checks Everyone Should Know Apr. 14, 2021

Social Security and You

There are some basic facts about when and how Social Security checks are due and delivered that conf... Read More

Don't Lose Sleep Over Future Cuts to Social Security Mar. 03, 2021

Social Security and You

Readers are always telling me they are worried about the future of Social Security. And they say the... Read More

Seniors Obsess Over 'Maximizing' Their Social Security Feb. 10, 2021

Social Security and You

"I want to make sure we maximize our Social Security payments." "I am very concerned that we will ma... Read More

Social Security Is a Worldwide Phenomenon Jan. 27, 2021

Social Security and You

Most readers of my column are very nice and very normal people. Some are more progressive in their p... Read More

Turning Full Retirement Age in 2021? Consider Filing for Benefits This Month. Jan. 06, 2021

Social Security and You

I write a column similar to this one every January. But I don't mind plagiarizing myself, because it... Read More

Full Retirement Age in 2021 and Beyond Dec. 23, 2020

Social Security and You

I know many people are saying, "Good riddance" to 2020, partly due to political turmoil but primaril... Read More

Costs Must Be Weighed Against Benefits Dec. 09, 2020

Walter E. Williams

One of the first lessons in an economics class is every action has a cost. That is in stark contrast... Read More

Misplaced Gripes About Letters From Social Security Dec. 02, 2020

Social Security and You

I've pointed out many times how people are quick to gripe about the government in general and the se... Read More

Why Me? Ask the Social Security Administration for Help Nov. 25, 2020

Social Security and You

Let me ask a question. If your furnace stopped working on the coldest day of the year, would you sen... Read More

'I'll Tell You What's Wrong With Social Security!' Nov. 18, 2020

Social Security and You

Every single day, more than a few of the emails I get from readers start out with this (or a similar... Read More

Veterans' Small Business Week: Veterans Deserve More Than Just Honor Nov. 05, 2020

At Work

"Three thousand miles from home, an American army is fighting for you. Everything you hold worthwhil... Read More