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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

Politicians Have Not Stolen Social Security Money Feb. 19, 2020

Social Security and You

I give lots of talks about Social Security. I've given thousands of them over the past 45 years. And... Read More

Time to Give Coffee a Break Feb. 14, 2020

C Force

With the threat posed by the coronavirus outbreak dominating the news — as it rightly should &... Read More

Social Security Start Date Problem Solved? Feb. 12, 2020

Social Security and You

Maybe the Social Security Administration fixed the problem? I guess we'll just have to wait and see.... Read More

Crazy Ideas Feb. 05, 2020

Social Security and You

I know everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion. But let's be honest. Sometimes a lot of those... Read More

Readers Question AARP Article About Spousal Benefits Jan. 15, 2020

Social Security and You

I've gotten quite a few emails from readers who have questions about an article on Social Security b... Read More

Turning 66 in 2020? Consider Filing for Benefits This Month Jan. 01, 2020

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