I frequently hear from readers who tell me about Social Security-related advice they got from a friend or relative, or from a Social Security Administration representative. They are writing to ask me if the information they received is correct. Sometimes it is. But many times, it’s not. Actually, let me clarify that. Social Security information
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Older Americans are given the wrong idea about online safety – here’s how to help them help themselves
Telling elders scary stories about online scammers is not the best way to keep them safe. Olga Gavrilenko/EyeEm via Getty Images Nora McDonald, University of Cincinnati and Helena M. Mentis, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Recently, the U.S. Social Security Administration sent out an email to subscribers of its official blog explaining how to access
Q: I have a neighbor who is in his early 50s. He is a pilot for a major airline and makes pretty good money. He and his wife have several children, one of whom has Down syndrome. I have heard that this 21-year-old son is collecting about $2,000 per month in welfare benefits from Social
When the envelope arrived in the mail one day in the 1930s and she pulled out the paper card and read “078-05-1120” for the very first time, they must have looked like a bunch of random numbers strung together. How could she have known they were a headache that would hound her to her grave?
My wife has a little plaque hanging on the wall of her art studio. She’s a fiber artist who makes quilted landscapes and something called “temari,” which are decorative Japanese thread balls. She sells her wares in a local art gallery. If you want to see her work, just go to www.fiberartsbybecky.com. Anyway, that plaque,