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Social Security Reduction Isn't Chiseled in Stone Jun. 26, 2019

Social Security and You

ARF! ARF! ARF! That's not a dog barking. It's the acronym for a little-known Social Security rule th... Read More

The Social Security Earnings Penalty -- a Bad Law Jun. 12, 2019

Social Security and You

The Social Security earnings penalty. I don't like this law. I've never liked this law. Before I exp... Read More

The Social Security Benefit You've Never Heard Of May. 29, 2019

Social Security and You

Q: I will admit I am a bit of a wonky nerd. I like researching arcane bits of historical minutiae. R... Read More

I've Been Working on the Railroad May. 08, 2019

Social Security and You

Q: My husband and I live in Utah. We went to file for our Social Security benefits last week. And we... Read More

Gloom, But No Doom, for Social Security May. 01, 2019

Social Security and You

In the spring each year, flowers and trees bloom. And so do gloom and doom stories about the future ... Read More

You Say Tomato; I Say Tomahto Apr. 24, 2019

Social Security and You

I've learned over the years that lots of people get hung up on the lexicon of Social Security. I wil... Read More

Women and Social Security: Are You Maximizing Your Benefits? Apr. 17, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: Lately, I've been getting a lot of questions from women wondering about their Social S... Read More

Money Doesn't Always Buy Happiness Apr. 10, 2019

Social Security and You

Well, I just spent another day answering emails from relatively well-to-do readers who want to know ... Read More

Change Social Security to a Program of Ownership Apr. 03, 2019

Star Parker

I have been an advocate for years of changing our Social Security system to a program of ownership r... Read More

Social Security Rules I Can't Explain Mar. 06, 2019

Social Security and You

I pride myself on being able to give my readers the rationale behind various Social Security rules a... Read More

What To Do When a Loved One Dies Feb. 27, 2019

Social Security and You

I worry that I sometimes neglect a significant cohort of my readers. I get so many emails from peopl... Read More

High Anxiety and Social Security Maximizing Madness Feb. 20, 2019

Social Security and You

My wife used to thank me, with her tongue firmly planted in her cheek, for never being rich. She wou... Read More

Woman with Ailing Husband Has Some Choices to Make Feb. 06, 2019

Social Security and You

Q: I will turn 64 this month. I retired in December. My Social Security benefit is projected to be $... Read More

Left-Wing Fake News Hurts the Nation Jan. 09, 2019

Star Parker

Left-wing media stalwarts such as Newsweek, Huffington Post and Salon launched a barrage of fake new... Read More

Turning 66 in 2019? Consider Filing for Benefits This Month Jan. 02, 2019

Social Security and You

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

Trump Slams Brakes on Federal Gravy Train Jan. 02, 2019

Betsy McCaughey

President Donald Trump is freezing pay for civilian federal workers, cancelling their automatic 2.1 ... Read More

Is That Social Security Glass Half Full or Half Empty? Dec. 05, 2018

Social Security and You

It's always fascinating to me how people can look at the same situation and see things totally diffe... Read More

Taking Your Benefits at Age 62 Nov. 28, 2018

Social Security and You

Q: In a recent column, you said that most people retiring today are waiting until 70 to start their ... Read More

Older Seniors Trying to Help Their 'Kids' With Social Security Oct. 31, 2018

Social Security and You

I am always amazed by the emails I get from older senior citizens trying to help their children deal... Read More

Gambling and Losing the Social Security Game Oct. 10, 2018

Social Security and You

I have written many columns cautioning people to not play around too much with their Social Security... Read More