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Less for Others and More for Me Oct. 21, 2020

Social Security and You

I get hundreds of letters from my readers every week. And from them, I can glean a lot of insight in... Read More

Social Security Rules (Not Reps) Confuse Readers Jul. 29, 2020

Social Security and You

Anyone who has read my column for any length of time knows that I have occasionally been critical of... Read More

The COVID-19 Virus and Social Security Jul. 22, 2020

Social Security and You

Q: I keep hearing all this talk about how the COVID-19 virus is going to reduce future Social Securi... Read More

Mixing Apples, Oranges and Kumquats Jul. 08, 2020

Social Security and You

Q: In a recent column, you said that someone's Social Security check might go down if they are still... Read More

Quick and Dirty Answers Lead to Confusion Jun. 24, 2020

Social Security and You

As regular readers of this column know, every once in a while, I try to squeeze as many questions an... Read More

The Social Security 'Retirement Test' Gets a Failing Grade Jun. 10, 2020

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There is a provision of Social Security law that is rather archaically called the "annual earnings t... Read More

Top 10 Social Security Questions Apr. 08, 2020

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I get hundreds of emails a week from my readers. I try to answer each and every one of them. But I p... 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

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Many women are constantly sending me emails complaining that they think they should be getting some ... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

Retroactive Social Security Benefits Explained Oct. 23, 2019

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

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

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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 Laws Are NOT Changing Constantly Jun. 28, 2017

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Several times every week, someone makes a comment similar to this one, which I found in today's emai... Read More

Robbing the Cradle Has Its Drawbacks Jan. 25, 2017

Social Security and You

Q: I am 76. I have a much younger wife. She is 51. She has never worked outside the home. What will ... Read More

Turning 66 in 2017? Consider Filing for Benefits this Month Jan. 04, 2017

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

Retroactive Social Security Benefits Aug. 24, 2016

Social Security and You

I've been saving up questions involving the payment of retroactive Social Security retirement benefi... Read More