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Economy Jan 11What you should know about Social Security childhood disability benefits
Boston University economist Larry Kotlikoff answers your Social Security questions.
Economy Jan 04Can I return to work and still receive Social Security disability benefits?
Social Security expert Larry Kotlikoff answers your retirement questions.
Economy Dec 28When Social Security’s advice just doesn’t add up
Social Security expert Larry Kotlikoff answers your Social Security questions.
Economy Dec 21Is the effective deadline to file and suspend later than everyone thinks?
Does a four-month rule mean that more people can file and suspend than was originally thought?…
Economy Dec 14Column: What you need to know about file and suspend under the new Social Security rules
Under the new Social Security rules, not every one should try to file and suspend. Social Security expert Larry Kotlikoff explains.
Economy Dec 09Column: Ignore this piece of advice from Social Security to get maximum coverage
Approach your longevity risk like you'd approach any other kind of insurable risk. In this case, it means waiting to collect much higher benefits.
Economy Nov 24Column: Widows lose thousands in Social Security benefits due to misinformation
A Social Security whistleblower claims that widows are losing thousands due to agency mistakes.
Economy Nov 12Column: 12 secrets to maximizing your Social Security benefits under the new rules
If the new Social Security benefit rules are here for good, and they certainly seem to be, what should people do?…
Economy Nov 02Column: This is not how you fix Social Security
Fixing Social Security, which certainly needs plenty of fixing, needs to be done in the light of day, in hearings open to the public, based on testimony by a range of experts, and with careful consideration of a range of…
Economy Nov 01Column: Congress is pulling the rug out from people’s retirement decisions
The bill will reduce the lifetime benefits of millions of Americans by tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of dollars.