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...
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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...
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Social Security penalty?

Sep 15, 2009
Question: I'm a professor at Duke University. However, I used to work at a state university, and in the 7 years I worked there, I did not...
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Delaying Social Security

Aug 24, 2009
Question: I keep reading that for every year after age 62 you delay SS your payments go up an average of 8%. Is this assuming you keep working?...
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"Claim and suspend" Social Security

Jun 30, 2009
Question: Is it worthwhile for me to defer receiving Social Security benefits for a few years until I actually need them? I am started receiving...
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$250 is in the mail

May 18, 2009
Question: Hello Chris. I got a letter stating that the 250.00 checks would be mail by the end of May. I notice that some people have already gotten...
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Economic stimulus check

Apr 29, 2009
Question: I turned 62 on April 5, 2009, and I will receive my first Social Security check in June. Will I get the $ 250.00 stimulus check or will I...
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