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Split Marriage Adds Up to No Benefits Dec. 06, 2017

Social Security and You

Q: I am 66 years old. I am getting my own Social Security retirement check, but it is rather small &... Read More

Benefit Starting Date Confusion Nov. 22, 2017

Social Security and You

Q: I turn 66 in January and want benefits to start then. A few weeks ago, I filled out the claim for... Read More

Benefits for Divorced Women Nov. 01, 2017

Social Security and You

All of today's questions come from, or are about, women who are divorced. So let me make this genera... Read More

'He Didn't Even Remember His Name' Oct. 18, 2017

Connie Schultz

His name was La David T. Johnson. His wife's name is Myeshia Johnson. The congresswoman from Florida... Read More

Gambling Husband Leaves Woman Struggling Oct. 14, 2017

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I'm a woman in my 90s. My husband and I were married in 1949 when I was 21. He died in 2... Read More

Social Security and My Mom Oct. 04, 2017

Social Security and You

You are probably reading this column sometime in early October, which is when I always think of my m... Read More

More Questions ... More Answers Sep. 27, 2017

Social Security and You

Last week, I tried to answer as many questions as I could in the limited space I have. But I ran out... Read More

Answers for Women About Social Security Sep. 06, 2017

Social Security and You

I wouldn't know how to go about getting accurate information about this issue, but based on the emai... Read More

Elderly Seniors Want More From Social Security Jul. 05, 2017

Social Security and You

I guess it's just a sign of the times we are living in. But I am amazed by the number of emails that... Read More

Always Insist on Filing a Claim Apr. 12, 2017

Social Security and You

I'd like to think that when people email me questions, I give them correct answers with good advice.... Read More

Stay or Go? Jan. 30, 2017

Dear Doug

Q: My dear 63-year-old husband died of a heart attack two years ago. I still live in the same town w... Read More

She's in Love With Her Uncle Dec. 24, 2016

Tales From the Front

Two of the saddest words in the English language are "what" and "if." What if I hadn't missed that f... Read More

Tour Of Doody Nov. 15, 2016

The Science Advice Goddess

I'm a 42-year-old divorcee, just back in the dating world and using dating apps. I have two young c... Read More

Ready to Date Again Nov. 10, 2016

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: It has been two years since my husband of 25 years passed away. He was my best friend. W... Read More

Thank You, Facebook Nov. 05, 2016

Tales From the Front

Some of my favorite tales are about love coming along when it's least expected. I also love tales of... Read More

Beginning and End Oct. 29, 2016

Tales From the Front

Today we hear from Charlie and Dick. One man's happily ever after is just beginning. The other's has... Read More

More Answers to Common Social Security Questions Oct. 26, 2016

Social Security and You

In last week's column, I tried to squeeze in as many concise answers as possible to some of the most... Read More

Commonly Asked Social Security Questions Oct. 19, 2016

Social Security and You

I've just looked back on my columns for the past several weeks and noticed I went off on some esoter... Read More

Reinvent Yourself Sep. 12, 2016

Dear Doug

Q: I am a widow in my 70s and becoming more and more addicted to turning on my TV when I awaken and ... Read More

Mommy Doesn't Know Best Aug. 23, 2016

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I am currently unemployed and living with my parents. Because I have a disability, I am ... Read More