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Social Security and You

Most Common Social Security Questions

I get hundreds of emails each week from my readers. I try to answer them all, but I probably answer many of the same questions over and over again! I’ll include those common questions in today’s column. My answers are going to be short and to the point, just so I can squeeze in as

Social Security and You

Turning Full Retirement Age in 2022? Consider Filing for Benefits This Month

I write a column similar to this one every January. But I don’t mind plagiarizing myself because it contains a very important message for people planning to retire in 2022. January is a critical month for the hundreds of thousands of potential Social Security beneficiaries who are reaching 66 and 4 months, their so-called full

Social Security and You

When and How to File for Social Security Benefits

Hundreds of thousands of people will be filing for Social Security benefits in 2022. So today, I’m going to write a column about when and how to file for Social Security benefits. But first, let me clarify the “when to file” part. As I’ve said over and over again in this column, I am not

Social Security and You

Seniors Who Are Disabled

Baby boomers (like me) aren’t just getting old. Some of us are also getting frail. I’m probably a pretty good example. After a lifetime of essentially good health, I’ve recently had to deal with issues as severe as blood clots and as minor as a bum knee and arthritis. And judging from my emails, I’m

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