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Do Earnings After Retirement Increase Your Social Security Check? Jan. 22, 2020

Social Security and You

Conventional wisdom has it that old folks are supposed to spend their retirement years sitting in a ... Read More

Weird Ways to Earn Money on the Side Jul. 01, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Recently, while brainstorming with a reader who needed to supplement her full-time job, I made a qui... 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

One Party Is Pushing for Gender Pay Equity. The Other Doesn't Want to Discuss It. May. 24, 2019

Daily Editorials

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris has come out with what might be the most aggressive ... Read More

Prosperity Exacts a Quality-of-Life Price May. 17, 2018

Froma Harrop

It's the craziest thing. Factory towns that bled both jobs and people still have a fine housing stoc... Read More

Sometimes the Government Giveth and Then Taketh Away May. 02, 2018

Social Security and You

Q: I am 66 years old, and I get my own small Social Security retirement benefit. Because it is so sm... Read More

Up, Up and Away Apr. 18, 2018

Single FileĀ®

This could be you: making more money than ever and moving away from the pack, only to discover that ... Read More

The 'Three-Legged Stool' Is a Bit Wobbly Mar. 14, 2018

Social Security and You

I'm sure most people reading this column have heard the term, "the three-legged stool." That refers ... Read More

Married Couples With Children and Jobs Cause Income Inequality Sep. 20, 2017

Terence Jeffrey

Liberals talk about "income inequality" as if it is caused by insufficient government action —... Read More

Is It Time to Repeal FATCA? Apr. 27, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

I've previously argued that the Trump administration should stop funding the Organization for Econom... Read More

Working Seniors Pay Taxes and May See Benefit Increase Mar. 22, 2017

Social Security and You

Q: I just turned 71 years old. I have been getting Social Security since I was 66. I was having trou... Read More

Running on Dunkin' Apr. 06, 2016

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: In the fall of 2012, I bought 175 shares of Dunkin' Donuts' parent company at $28 be... Read More

How to Deal With the Social Security Earnings Penalties Jan. 27, 2016

Social Security and You

I've gotten more than a few emails recently from Social Security beneficiaries who are under age 66 ... Read More

Pot Earnings and Chinese Issues Apr. 29, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Our 13-year-old son, on the advice of our family physician, uses marijuana, and it's... Read More

Strange Brew

Jul. 04, 2014

Politics of Hate and Envy Jan. 29, 2014

Walter E. Williams

Part of the progressive agenda is to create hate and envy. One component of that agenda is to attack... Read More

Working it Out

Jan. 09, 2014