social security

  • 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

  • April 22, 2013   BY Paul Solman  

    By Larry 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” … Continue reading

  • April 15, 2013   BY Laurence Kotlikoff  

    April 15, also known as Tax Day, is the deadline to file federal income tax returns to the IRS. Paul Solman asks Social Security expert Larry Kotlikoff about whether or not Social Security benefits are taxed equitably. Photo by Li … Continue reading

  • April 15, 2013   BY Paul Solman  

    By Larry Kotlikoff April 15, also known as Tax Day, is the deadline to file federal income tax returns to the IRS. Paul Solman asks Social Security expert Larry Kotlikoff about whether or not Social Security benefits are taxed equitably. … Continue reading