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History of Social Security – Social Security and You

A few weeks ago, I wrote a column about the history of the Social Security number. I was surprised by the number of people who enjoyed it. And more than a few of you asked me for more columns with a historical bent, so I thought: Why not the history of Social Security itself? As

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Benefits for Spouses – Social Security and You

Image by Veton Ethemi from Pixabay I think I get more questions about benefits for spouses than I do about any other kind of Social Security benefit. And even though I’m using the gender-neutral term, “spouses,” these questions almost always come from women wondering what benefits they might be due on their husband’s — or

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What a Divorced Woman Needs to Know About Social Security

My wife and I are celebrating our 49th wedding anniversary this week. (Although at our age, “celebrating” means maybe an extra scoop of ice cream on our next trip to Dairy Queen!) I know we are fortunate to be reaching almost five decades of wedded bliss because I get a lot of questions from divorced

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Social Security for Younger Retirees – Social Security and You

Conventional wisdom has it that to get the most out of your Social Security, you should wait as long as possible to start your benefits. That’s good advice for some, but not for all. There are a variety of reasons why you might want to take your benefits at 62 (the earliest you can start

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Change Is Nothing New to Social Security

I continually remind my readers that they shouldn’t worry too much when they read or hear reports of Social Security’s imminent collapse. Once Congress works up the nerve to deal with the issue (and once the American people accept the fact that the program needs reform), they will get around to passing amendments to the

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