Social Security


MID-DAY UPDATE: Obama's budget cuts, protests in Bahrain, and billable hours

Feb 14, 2011
President Obama has released his budget proposal for the 2012 federal spending plan. A growing national deficit has prompted the White House to...
Posted In: Bahrain, budget, budget cuts, deficit-cutting, deficits, Egypt, lawyers, medicaid, Medicare, mid-day update, obama budget, protests, Social Security

The narrowing of the Social Security do-over

Jan 12, 2011
Question: I will be 66 next month and plan to continue working until I am 70. I have been thinking of drawing social security and investing it in...
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Gov't benefits get digitized

Dec 21, 2010
This final note today, from the Marketplace Desk of, well, I guess you gotta draw the line somewhere. The Treasury Department issued new rules...
Posted In: benefits, Social Security

Social Security: Take it early, on-time, or late

Dec 7, 2010
Question: I retired a year and a half ago and have been living on a severance payment since then. Sometime in the next few months, as I expected, I...
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What's ahead for fiscal reform

Nov 10, 2010
This final note today about the deficit. The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform made some news this afternoon. That's the...
Posted In: Medicare, Retirement, Social Security

Social Security and the railroads

May 21, 2010
Question: I have about $135,000 that I paid into social security, and also have been with the railroad for a long time and will retire soon. Can I...
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Retirement planning calculators

Apr 5, 2010
Question: Can you send me some web sites (other than Social Security) that have calculators to help figure out when is the best time to retire in...
Posted In: Retirement, retirement savings, Social Security

Social Security disability

Mar 23, 2010
Question: My cousin, for whom I am Power of Attorney, is disabled after more than 30 years as a housekeeper. She receives disability Medicare, PERA...
Posted In: Savings, Social Security

Stimulus check

Feb 16, 2010
Question: The $250.00 stimulus check that is supposed to be sent out is that supposed to be for the year 2010? I have checked the web and...
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Take Social Security now or later

Nov 4, 2009
Question: I am still employed and am almost 67 years young. Is better to wait till I am 70 1/2 to collect Social Security benefits or take them now...
Posted In: Retirement, Social Security