social security

  • March 18, 2013  

    In academia, many professors remain working and teaching long past traditional retirement age, leaving younger potential professors shut out from highly coveted full-time, tenured positions. As part of a series on older workers, economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on how institutions are negotiating with aging faculty. Continue reading

  • March 13, 2013   BY Larry Kotlikoff  

    By Larry Kotlikoff Social Security provisions are so nuanced and difficult to understand that they are sure to make anyone go mad. That’s why Larry Kotlikoff has three general rules, which if followed, can help maximize Social Security benefits without … Continue reading

  • March 11, 2013   BY Laurence Kotlikoff  

    Larry Kotlikoff says that maximizing your Social Security benefits is more complicated than reaching retirement and receiving the “green light” to start collecting Social Security. In some cases, you could receive the highest amount of benefits with a “start-stop-start” strategy. … Continue reading

  • March 11, 2013   BY Paul Solman  

    By Larry Kotlikoff Larry Kotlikoff says that maximizing your Social Security benefits is more complicated than reaching retirement and receiving the “green light” to start collecting Social Security. In some cases, you could receive the highest amount of benefits with … Continue reading

  • March 4, 2013   BY Paul Solman  

    When you take your retirement benefit and whether you are a high, moderate or low wage earner can dramatically affect how much your family can get in Social Security auxiliary benefits. Photo by Mike Kemp/Getty Images. *Larry Kotlikoff’s [Social Security … Continue reading

  • February 25, 2013   BY Laurence Kotlikoff  

    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 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 20, 2013   BY Laurence Kotlikoff  

    Our Social Security expert explains why it’s a smart financial move to put off retirement as long as possible in order to maximize your Social Security benefits. Photo by Flickr user 401(K) 2013. Larry Kotlikoff’s Social Security original 34 “secrets”, … Continue reading

  • February 20, 2013   BY Paul Solman  

    Our Social Security expert, Larry Kotlikoff, explains why it’s a smart financial move to put off retirement as long as possible in order to maximize your Social Security benefits. Photo by Flickr user 401(K) 2013. Larry Kotlikoff’s Social Security original … Continue reading

  • February 18, 2013   BY Paul Solman  

    Photo by Piotr Powietrzynski/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 [**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