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Economy May 30I’ve fallen on hardship. Should I take Social Security early?
Boston University economist Larry Kotlikoff answers readers' Social Security questions.
Economy May 19Column: 3 true Social Security horror stories
Getting retirement benefits shouldn't be this complicated, writes Social Security expert Larry Kotlikoff.
Economy May 035 secrets and 5 gotchas to help you navigate Social Security’s new rules
Here are five Social Security gotchas and five secrets from the new and revised book, "Get What's Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security."…
Economy Apr 26Last call to pursue Social Security’s file and suspend strategy!
The deadline to pursue the file and suspend strategy is April 29, 2016. Do you know what your retirement plans are?…
Economy Apr 19Just 10 days left to meet Social Security’s April 29 deadline
If your optimal Social Security lifetime benefit maximization strategy requires you to file for retirement benefits and immediately suspend them, make sure you do so by April 29.
Economy Apr 14Column: What’s the real deadline for the file and suspend strategy?
Is the April 29 deadline hard and true?…
Economy Apr 11Do the recent changes in Social Security rules allow you to file and suspend?
Changes to Social Security rules in November may affect your ability to use the file and suspend strategy.
Economy Apr 05What if you can’t get an appointment with Social Security before the file and suspend deadline?
How can one file and suspend before the deadline -- if, indeed, this is the optimal strategy -- if one can't get in the Social Security door?…
Economy Mar 28Don’t take a one-time payment. You can’t count on dying on time
Boston University economist Larry Kotlikoff answers your Social Security questions.
Economy Mar 21When should I take my Social Security?
A financial adviser tells a reader she should start taking her benefits at 65 or 66, but continue working until 70. Is the adviser right?…