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June 17, 2021 Jun. 17, 2021

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: What is the best way to deal with someone who is a bully and verbally abusive? My brothe... Read More

When the Wife is the Primary Breadwinner Jun. 16, 2021

Social Security and You

Every Social Security rule I can think of is gender-neutral. In other words, the same laws apply to ... Read More

Will Collecting a Public Pension Reduce Your Social Security? Jun. 16, 2021

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie, I'm retiring soon with a pension that's outside of the Social Security system. I've al... Read More

Self-employed People 'Cook the Books' Jun. 09, 2021

Social Security and You

Most of us work for wages, and there isn't much we can do to avoid paying Social Security taxes on t... Read More

File a Social Security Claim to Protect Your Rights Jun. 02, 2021

Social Security and You

I frequently hear from readers who tell me that they contacted the Social Security Administration wi... Read More

Tax Basics: What's Your Tax IQ? May. 26, 2021

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: It's tax time again, and I'm getting lots of questions, especially from young people f... Read More

Yet Another WEP and GPO Column May. 26, 2021

Social Security and You

Because of the high volume of emails I get from the small minority of government employees who don't... Read More

There Oughta Be a Law! May. 19, 2021

Social Security and You

Readers are always asking me to explain various Social Security rules and regulations. But sometimes... Read More

Clarifying Benefits for Wives May. 12, 2021

Social Security and You

Several weeks ago, I wrote a column explaining benefits that are payable to spouses. And by spouses,... Read More

What Happens to Your Social Security check if You Live Abroad? May. 05, 2021

Social Security and You

Maybe it's because COVID-19 restrictions are easing up a bit. And some people probably have a bad ca... Read More

Never Send Unsolicited Money to the SSA Apr. 28, 2021

Social Security and You

Every once in a while, I get an email from a reader with a horror story of sorts involving sending u... Read More

Spousal Benefits: What You Can and Cannot Do Apr. 21, 2021

Social Security and You

Before I even start, I'm going to address the gender issue. This column is about benefits available ... Read More

The 3 Rules About Social Security Checks Everyone Should Know Apr. 14, 2021

Social Security and You

There are some basic facts about when and how Social Security checks are due and delivered that conf... Read More

The Good Old Days of Social Security Apr. 07, 2021

Social Security and You

I've been writing a book for years now. It's not going to be a bestseller, and it only has to do wit... Read More

Social Security Disability: The Program Everyone Loves To Hate Mar. 31, 2021

Social Security and You

I was heading into a local grocery store the other day, and I noticed a few people gathered around a... Read More

I Don't Get the Allure of Retroactive Benefits Mar. 24, 2021

Social Security and You

I just don't get people's fascination with the idea of getting retroactive retirement benefits from ... Read More

You Are Not Getting SSI. You Are Getting Social Security! Mar. 17, 2021

Social Security and You

Every single day, I get emails from readers that say things like this: "My wife and I are getting SS... Read More

On the Pursuit of Tyrannical Policies and Zero-Risk Societies Mar. 11, 2021

Veronique de Rugy

A lot has been said about the harm to people resulting from government lockdowns imposed in the name... Read More

Social Security -- It's Not Rocket Science Mar. 10, 2021

Social Security and You

I am constantly hearing from readers who comment on the perceived complexities of Social Security la... Read More

Don't Lose Sleep Over Future Cuts to Social Security Mar. 03, 2021

Social Security and You

Readers are always telling me they are worried about the future of Social Security. And they say the... Read More