social security

  • May 27, 2013   BY Paul Solman  

    By Larry Kotlikoff Photo of the Social Security Administration in Oakland, Calif., by flickr user dumbeast *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 … Continue reading

  • May 20, 2013   BY Laurence Kotlikoff  

    Fifty-two percent of women over 60 aren’t married and nearly 70 percent of those over 75. What Social Security benefits are they entitled to? And what about single or divorced men? Photo by Jim McGuire via Getty Images. Larry Kotlikoff’s … Continue reading

  • May 20, 2013   BY Paul Solman  

    By Larry Kotlikoff Fifty-two percent of women over 60 aren’t married and nearly 70 percent of those over 75. What Social Security benefits are they entitled to? And what about single or divorced men? Photo by Jim McGuire via Getty … Continue reading

  • May 13, 2013   BY Laurence Kotlikoff  

    If Social Security benefits increase, will they rise enough to give beneficiaries more money in hand? Expert Larry Kotlikoff answers this question, along with others from readers. Photo by Flickr user 401(K) 2012. *Larry Kotlikoff’s [Social Security original 34 "secrets"](http://www.pbs.org/ … Continue reading

  • May 13, 2013   BY Paul Solman  

    By Larry Kotlikoff If Social Security benefits increase, will they rise enough to give beneficiaries more money in hand? Expert Larry Kotlikoff answers this question, along with others from readers. Photo by Flickr user 401(K) 2012. *Larry Kotlikoff’s [Social Security … Continue reading

  • May 6, 2013   BY Laurence Kotlikoff  

    Social Security expert Larry Kotlikoff makes the case that the program is $220 trillion in the hole. Counter-expert Alicia Munnell disagrees, and shows how little it would take to fill the hole. Photo by Flickr user Fabricator of Useless Articles/Creative … Continue reading

  • May 6, 2013   BY Paul Solman  

    By Larry Kotlikoff Social Security expert Larry Kotlikoff makes the case that the program is $220 trillion in the hole. Counter-expert Alicia Munnell disagrees, and shows how little it would take to fill the hole. Photo by Flickr user Fabricator … Continue reading

  • April 29, 2013   BY Paul Solman  

    By Larry Kotlikoff If you outlive your life expectancy, economist Larry Kotlikoff says you will want the highest possible Social Security check. If you don’t, you won’t need one. Image by Tetra Images/Getty Images. *Larry Kotlikoff’s [Social Security original 34 … Continue reading

  • April 29, 2013   BY Laurence Kotlikoff  

    If you outlive your life expectancy, economist Larry Kotlikoff says you will want the highest possible Social Security check. If you don’t, you won’t need one. Image by Tetra Images/Getty Images. *Larry Kotlikoff’s [Social Security original 34 "secrets"](http://www.pbs.org/ newshour/businessdesk/2012/07/social-security-secrets-you-ne.html), his … Continue reading

  • April 22, 2013   BY Laurence Kotlikoff  

    *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 “Ask Larry” every Monday.* *We … Continue reading