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A Divorced Woman's Guide to Social Security May. 27, 2020

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Q: You always seem to write about married women. But there are a lot of us divorced women out here. ... Read More

Let's Play 20 Questions May. 13, 2020

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I'm going to assume you've all heard of the kids' game "20 Questions." Well, I'm going to do my own ... Read More

Desperate Seniors May. 06, 2020

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I get a lot of emails from confused and maybe lonely people who are writing to me mostly out of desp... Read More

Virus Means More Work for Me! Apr. 29, 2020

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Just ask me if I'm getting weary of the coronavirus! And I'm not coming at my dislike for the pandem... 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

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Every week, I probably get a dozen emails from readers who tell me they want to "maximize" their Soc... Read More

What To Do When Social Security Reps Give You Misinformation Mar. 25, 2020

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I really do not like writing columns that are critical of my former colleagues at the Social Securit... Read More

With a Spouse, Taking Your Social Security Early Might Be Better Mar. 18, 2020

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I'm sure you've seen websites, or received mailers from financial planners, that entice you with com... Read More

Retirees With Disabled Children Mar. 11, 2020

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Some older folks who are pushing retirement age might have a disabled minor child and wonder if that... 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

Let's Just Reach Into the Mailbag Feb. 26, 2020

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I have just returned from a six-week trip to Australia and New Zealand. (I met more than a few Austr... Read More

Politicians Have Not Stolen Social Security Money Feb. 19, 2020

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I give lots of talks about Social Security. I've given thousands of them over the past 45 years. And... 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

Crazy Ideas Feb. 05, 2020

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I know everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion. But let's be honest. Sometimes a lot of those... Read More

OK, You're Dead! Now What? Jan. 29, 2020

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Several months ago, I wrote a column about how to handle Social Security matters when a loved one di... 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

Readers Question AARP Article About Spousal Benefits Jan. 15, 2020

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I've gotten quite a few emails from readers who have questions about an article on Social Security b... Read More

Tips for Dealing With the Social Security Administration Jan. 08, 2020

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Near the end of last year, I wrote a couple of columns in which readers complained about the service... Read More

Turning 66 in 2020? Consider Filing for Benefits This Month Jan. 01, 2020

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

Social Security Update for 2020 Dec. 25, 2019

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It has been my custom for most of the past 23 years to write a year-end column that summarizes the S... Read More