Ask Larry

  • October 14, 2013   BY Laurence Kotlikoff  

    Depending on your age and financial position, Social Security may reward you and your partner for finally tying the knot. Photo courtesy of flickr user terrellcwoods.

  • October 7, 2013   BY Laurence Kotlikoff  

    Don’t assume your spousal benefit will be based on the benefit your spouse receives, which could be more or less than his or her full retirement benefit. Photo by Siri Stafford/Getty Images.

  • July 29, 2013   BY Laurence Kotlikoff  

    If you expect to die soon, taking benefits right away to maximize return on your contributions to the Social Security system could reduce the survivor benefits your spouse receives. Photo courtesy of Steve Cole/E+ via Getty. Larry Kotlikoff’s Social Security … Continue reading

  • July 29, 2013   BY Paul Solman  

    By Larry Kotlikoff If you expect to die soon, taking benefits right away to maximize return on your contributions to the Social Security system could reduce the survivor benefits your spouse receives. Photo courtesy of Steve Cole/E+ via Getty. Larry … Continue reading

  • July 22, 2013   BY Laurence Kotlikoff  

    Social Security recipients should receive slightly higher benefits each year based on inflation. Photo courtesty of Creative Commons Flickr user 401(K) 2012. Larry Kotlikoff’s Social Security original 34 “secrets”, his additional secrets, his Social Security “mistakes” and his Social Security … Continue reading

  • June 24, 2013   BY Laurence Kotlikoff  

    It can make sense to start collecting Social Security before age 70 if there are dependent children who can benefit. Photo by Elizabeth Shell. Larry Kotlikoff’s Social Security original 34 “secrets”, his additional secrets, his Social Security “mistakes” and his … Continue reading

  • June 3, 2013   BY Laurence Kotlikoff  

    Photo courtesy of Jim McGuire via Getty Images. Larry Kotlikoff’s Social Security original 34 “secrets”, his additional secrets, his Social Security “mistakes” and his Social Security gotchas have prompted so many of you to write in that we now feature … Continue reading

  • February 25, 2013   BY Paul Solman  

    Larry Kotlikoff’s Social Security original 34 “secrets”, his additional secrets, his Social Security “mistakes“ and his Social Security gotchas have prompted so many of you to write in that we now feature “Ask Larry” every week. We are determined to continue it … Continue reading

  • February 11, 2013   BY Paul Solman  

    Photo by Flickr user GabeB. *Larry Kotlikoff’s [Social Security original 34 “secrets”](http://www.pbs.org/ newshour/businessdesk/2012/07/social-security-secrets-you-ne.html), his [**additional secrets**](http://www.pbs.org/newshour/businessdesk/2012/08/on-the-qt-a-few-more- social-se.html), his Social Security [“mistakes”](http://www.pbs.org/newshour/businessdesk/2012/08/11-social-security-mistakes-pe.html) and his [**Social Security gotchas**](http://www.pbs.org/newshour/businessdesk/2012/09/ten-of-the-worst-social- security-gotchas.html) have prompted so many of you to write in that we now feature … Continue reading

  • February 11, 2013   BY Paul Solman  

    Photo by Flickr user GabeB. *Larry Kotlikoff’s [Social Security original 34 “secrets”](http://www.pbs.org/ newshour/businessdesk/2012/07/social-security-secrets-you-ne.html), his [**additional secrets**](http://www.pbs.org/newshour/businessdesk/2012/08/on-the-qt-a-few-more- social-se.html), his Social Security [“mistakes”](http://www.pbs.org/newshour/businessdesk/2012/08/11-social-security-mistakes-pe.html) and his [**Social Security gotchas**](http://www.pbs.org/newshour/businessdesk/2012/09/ten-of-the-worst-social- security-gotchas.html) have prompted so many of you to write in that we now feature … Continue reading

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