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Social Security Update for 2020 Dec. 25, 2019

Social Security and You

It has been my custom for most of the past 23 years to write a year-end column that summarizes the S... Read More

Working Women, Stay-At-Home Moms And Social Security Dec. 18, 2019

Social Security and You

Sometimes I will write what I think is the most harmless and innocuous column about a Social Securit... Read More

Will This Be My Last 'Notch Baby' Column? Dec. 11, 2019

Social Security and You

About once every two years or so, I write a column about Social Security's infamous "notch baby" iss... Read More

Women Who Say They Are Not Getting Enough From Social Security Nov. 27, 2019

Social Security and You

Just out of curiosity, I wanted to find out what the most common questions readers have been asking ... Read More

Filing Date Still Confuses Readers Nov. 13, 2019

Social Security and You

Even after writing several recent columns about the issue, I still get many emails from readers conf... Read More

Don't Confuse Social Security With SSI Oct. 30, 2019

Social Security and You

Every single day, I get emails from people who will say something like this: "My wife and I are gett... Read More

How Do Social Security Survivor Benefits Add Up? Oct. 23, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: My husband and I are each getting Social Security based on our own work records. When o... Read More

Retroactive Social Security Benefits Explained Oct. 23, 2019

Social Security and You

A few months ago, I briefly discussed the possibility of retroactive Social Security retirement bene... Read More

Clearing Up More Myths and Misunderstandings Oct. 16, 2019

Social Security and You

I pointed out in last week's column that there are hundreds of myths and rumors being spread —... Read More

Social Security Program Myths Oct. 09, 2019

Social Security and You

I could write a book called "The Top 100 Social Security Myths." And that book would be divided into... Read More

Seniors Seek Help for Their 'Kids' Oct. 02, 2019

Social Security and You

I wrote about this phenomenon about a year ago. And it never ceases to amaze me. I'm referring to th... Read More

Divorced Women Surveyed About Social Security Sep. 25, 2019

Social Security and You

I've written many columns in the past with messages targeted to divorced women. And I thought I had ... Read More

Can Senior Citizens Get Social Security Disability Insurance? Sep. 18, 2019

Social Security and You

Maybe it's the sign of the times, but I've been getting a lot of emails recently from senior citizen... Read More

Social Security Clickbait Aug. 28, 2019

Social Security and You

I'm sure you've seen these teaser links on the internet that sometimes can be too irresistible to ig... Read More

A Truly Populist Social Security Reform Aug. 22, 2019

Veronique de Rugy

The U.S. government's debt — that is, our and our children's debt as taxpayers — is grow... Read More

You Don't Have to Be Old to Get Social Security Aug. 07, 2019

Social Security and You

If you were to play a word association game and the phrase "Social Security" came up, I bet many of ... Read More

Ownership, Not Government Spending, Will Shrink Wealth Gap Jul. 31, 2019

Star Parker

With the next round of Democratic presidential candidate debates upon us, we will surely hear more a... Read More

Vets Being Duped By Social Security Rumor Mill Jul. 17, 2019

Social Security and You

Not a week goes by when I don't get emails, such as the one here, from veterans who have been led to... Read More

Filing for Social Security Benefits Jul. 03, 2019

Social Security and You

I get lots of questions about the mechanics of filing for Social Security benefits. Some of the ques... Read More

50-Year-Old XY Seeks More X, Less Y Jul. 02, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I'm a 58-year-old male. Ever since my early 20s, I've been confused about which sex I tr... Read More