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Why Me? Ask the Social Security Administration for Help Nov. 25, 2020

Social Security and You

Let me ask a question. If your furnace stopped working on the coldest day of the year, would you sen... Read More

November 10, 2020 Nov. 10, 2020

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been together for 10 years and married for two. I still work full tim... Read More

To Stay or Go? Nov. 02, 2020

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I am the mother of four adult children. My oldest daughter has three children, and she a... Read More

It's Open Enrollment: Are You Making the Most of Your Employee Benefits? Oct. 21, 2020

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: As we approach open enrollment, I'm hoping every single one of you will take the time ... Read More

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

What Does It Take To Turn a Hobby Into a Business? Oct. 08, 2020

At Work

Q: I recently retired from a job I had for 25 years. I receive retirement benefits that allow me to ... Read More

What Should You Do If Your Employer Suspends Your 401(k) Match? Sep. 16, 2020

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: My employer recently stopped offering a 401(k) match. I've always tried to contribute e... Read More

Is Your Mother, Sister, Daughter Investing? Are You? Sep. 02, 2020

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: Women's Equality Day is celebrated on Aug. 26, and this year, it had a special meaning... Read More

Want a Job? Aug. 21, 2020

Positive Aging

Do you remember the days when everyone seemed to retire on or before that ominous 65th birthday? Wel... Read More

Benefits for Spouses and Widows Are Sometimes Controversial Aug. 05, 2020

Social Security and You

I'm going to start out today's column by answering a question from a reader about her potential elig... Read More

August 4, 2020 Aug. 04, 2020

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for seven years. She has a son from a previous marriage ... 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

How Does the SECURE Act Impact Saving After Age 70? Jul. 22, 2020

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: I turn 70 this year and am working part time. I don't necessarily need the income, but ... Read More

Federal Employees and Social Security Jul. 15, 2020

Social Security and You

Q. I am a retired federal employee. I retired when I was 58. I started getting my federal retirement... 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

The Upside of a Down Market Jul. 08, 2020

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: This recent market is depressing. It's torture to see the value of my portfolio go down... Read More

Racing to Adopt a Greyhound Jul. 07, 2020

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I am about to retire. I don't want to sit around watching TV after retirement, so I'd li... Read More

July 3, 2020 Jul. 03, 2020

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I recently broke up with my boyfriend of two years. I had been having doubts for a few m... Read More

Laid off and Worried About Money: What to Do Next? Jul. 01, 2020

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: I'm a single parent with two middle school-aged kids and was just laid off because COVI... Read More

Draining My Battery to Support Others Jun. 15, 2020

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: Caring for my 91-year-old mother is taking a toll on me. For the past five years, I have... Read More