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I'll Tell You What's Right With Social Security! Jul. 28, 2021

Social Security and You

I get a lot of emails from readers that start with some version of the phrase: "I'll tell you what's... Read More

Supplemental Security Income -- It Is a Welfare Program Jul. 21, 2021

Social Security and You

This is going to be a column about the Supplemental Security Income, or SSI. In other words, it will... Read More

There Is No Marriage Penalty With Social Security Jul. 07, 2021

Social Security and You

I frequently hear from readers who ask me about an alleged marriage penalty associated with Social S... Read More

Privacy Laws and Social Security Jun. 30, 2021

Social Security and You

I recall my days as a trainee with the Social Security Administration. And gosh, that was almost 50 ... Read More

People Who Don't Want Social Security Jun. 23, 2021

Social Security and You

When we are talking about Social Security benefits, almost everyone wants more, not less. You can pr... Read More

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