Ask Larry

  • January 22, 2013   BY Paul Solman  

    Social Security expert Larry Kotlikoff answers readers’ questions covering issues from retirement, medicare and more. 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 … Continue reading

  • January 22, 2013   BY Paul Solman  

    Social Security expert Larry Kotlikoff answers readers’ questions covering issues from retirement, medicare and more. 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 … Continue reading

  • January 7, 2013   BY Paul Solman  

    Whether you are married or divorced, you can potentially collect spousal benefits. Photo by William Thomas Cain/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 … Continue reading

  • January 4, 2013   BY Paul Solman  

    Paul Solman: “Ask Larry” Kotlikoff is a hot commodity here on Making Sense, not only as our (and your) Social Security sherpa, but as a sometime commentator on economics, which is how he’s known to the rest of the world, … Continue reading

  • December 31, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Blank Social Security checks are run through a printer at the U.S. Treasury printing facility. Photo by William Thomas Cain via Getty Images Larry Kotlikoff’s Social Security original 34 “secrets”, his additional secrets, his Social Security “mistakes” and his Social … Continue reading

  • December 17, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Photo by CSA Images 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 “Ask … Continue reading

  • December 10, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Photo by Mark Bowden 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 “Ask … Continue reading

  • December 3, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Outliving your ex-spouse is one way to get a larger Social Security payment. Photo by Noah Clayton via Getty Images. Larry Kotlikoff’s Social Security original 34 “secrets”, his additional secrets, his Social Security “mistakes” and his Social Security gotchas have … Continue reading

  • October 8, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Creative Commons Photo Courtesy of Flickr user Fabricator of Useless Articles Larry Kotlikoff’s Social Security “secrets” and his answers to your questions (here, here and here) have prompted so many of you to write in that we now feature “Ask … Continue reading

  • August 6, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    From left to right, Jack Haley as the Tin Man, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Judy Garland as Dorothy and Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion in the MGM film “The Wizard of Oz,” 1939. MGM Studios/Archive Photos/Getty Images. Given … Continue reading

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