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Social Security and Women Nov. 04, 2020

Social Security and You

I really don't have any way of knowing this, but I'm guessing the majority of my readers are women. ... Read More

Social Security -- Don't Drop the Ball Sep. 16, 2020

Social Security and You

I frequently get emails from people who have lost out on Social Security benefits they might have be... Read More

When in Doubt, File a Claim Sep. 09, 2020

Social Security and You

I'm going to start this column at the bottom! Or, rather, with the bottom-line message I want to del... Read More

'My Husband ... He's Dead!' Aug. 12, 2020

Social Security and You

Occasionally, I like to take a break from the routine of covering the same old Social Security quest... 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

The Bad Old Days Jul. 01, 2020

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My wife and I have been doing a little downsizing lately. One thing we decided we can live without i... Read More

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

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

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

Social Security and You

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

Social Security and You

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

Crazy Ideas Feb. 05, 2020

Social Security and You

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

Social Security and You

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

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

Social Security and You

Just out of curiosity, I wanted to find out what the most common questions readers have been asking ... Read More

Mailbag Miscellany Nov. 06, 2019

Social Security and You

I usually like to have a theme to my columns. In other words, I will generally just cover one topic ... Read More